Dutch schools must be legally obliged to ensure that their pupils exercise or play sports for 30 minutes twice a day, the Dutch Sports Council, the Education Council and the Council for Public Health and Society said in a report. "It is a compelling advice to the responsible ministers. We see more exercise as a national interest", Michael van Praag, chairman of the Sports Council, said to NOS. "It's not only healthy, children also learn better and cognitive skills increase when you move occasionally."
KNVB director Michael van Praag thinks the rest of the KNVB supervisory board for professional football should resign. According to him, the board has a structural problem with providing information and things can not continue like this, he said on RTL Late Night on Monday.
Michael van Praag will not succeed ousted Frenchman Michel Platini as the president of UEFA. On Wednesday the 68-year-old Amsterdam man lost the presidency election in Athens to Slovenia's Aleksander Ceferin
Michael van Praag is optimistic about his chances in the elections for UEFA presidency. He expects that about half of the member states will vote for him, the KNVB leader said to ANP from Moldova, where he is lobbying for his candidacy.
Michael van Praag wants to stop exorbitant spending in European football as candidate for the presidency of UEFA, according to his election program presented on Tuesday. He feels money should be pushed into football, and not expensive trips, publications and marketing programs
The Netherlands wants FIFA to return the the country spent in an effort to win the bid for the World Cup 2018 to be in the Netherlands and Belgium, should it turn out that there was deception in the process. Minister Edith Schippers of Sport supports Dutch football association KNVB's position to recover the money, she said on Wednesday
Dutch football association KNVB will cast its vote for Gianni Infantino to become the next president of international football governing body FIFA. Infantino, 45, is the current General Secretary of UEFA, which oversees the sport in Europe.
Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.
Dutch football union KNVB thinks it is of "great importance" that the FIFA senior congressional and presidential elections continue as planned after the arrest of a number of FIFA officials on Wednesday.
KNVB chairman Michael van Praag is pulling out as candidate for the FIFA presidency to make space for Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, the Volkskrant reports based on sources close to FIFA.
The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) opposes the recommendation of FIFA's advisory board to go ahead with the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but moving it to November and December instead of summer months. FIFA will make its final decision in March.
Michael van Praag has entered as a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. He has the necessary support of at least five national federations and sent this per letter to the national headquarters of the world football union in Zurich yesterday.
KNVB chairman Michael van Praag does not agree with the idea of German manager Reinhard Rauball that European football association of UEFA should sever ties with FIFA.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter voiced criticism against chairman Michael van Praag of the Dutch football association KNVB on Wednesday after the FIFA congress in which Van Praag called for his resignation.
Michael van Praag, chairman of the Dutch national football association Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB), has spoken of his opposition to the possible re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA. The 78-year-old Swiss, who assumed office in 1998, is said to be seeking re-election next year.
President Michael van Praag of the Dutch national football association KNVB refuses to react to reports of corruption at the international football association FIFA.