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  1. Amazing day for Suzanne Schulting (her interviews on Dutch TV were pure bliss!). And I'm also really excited for Xandra Velzeboer who won bronze in the 500m at 19 years old! Looking forward to another day of (short track) speed skating tomorrow!
  2. Speed skating on the TV, Dutch skaters in a variety of medal positions and snow outside. A perfect winter day! Thomas Krol was probably the biggest winner of the day. Edit: and Irene Schouten and Patrick Roest as well! I guess I just expected Krol the least.
  3. That one was definitely on my list of moments to post! On the note of swimming: Beijing 2008, Maarten van der Weijden gold in 10 KM open water swimming.
  4. Another Vancouver 2010 moment: Nicolien Sauerbrei's giant slalom gold medal. The first and only snow medal for !
  5. I have also been reading all the memories! I definitely have some ideas for Dutch (and international) memories, though far from enough to fill 212 more days ;-) Luckily the Olympic channel did part of the work for me with this compilation!
  6. It's so dependent on how many (important) events in each sport actually happened this year. As a result it feels like cycling just got the most opportunity to shine this year. There has been other sports, but often the events were far more limited in attendance and attention (athletics and swimming for example). Sportsman: Mathieu van der Poel Sportswoman: Anna van der Breggen Talent: Femke Bol Team: ??? (probably a rowing team after that successful European championship) Surely my follow Dutchmen will have some more original picks.
  7. Do you know whether the Dutch matches will be broadcasted live somewhere? I assume NOS will only have summaries. There was a great one hour Ziggo Sport documentary released this week on the world championship by the way!
  8. Looks like tomorrow is the day for both the women's football and field hockey finals, I hope we get to see Dutch teams in both of those! And then there's track cycling and athletics for the rest of the day and hopefully a semifinal in handball too. With some beach volleyball and sports climbing sprinkled in out of interest moreso than Dutch contenders.
  9. Day 11 is could be a special day for the Netherlands with medal chances in track cycling (men's sprint) and gymnastics (men's horizontal bar, women's balance beam) and in a best case scenario in athletics (women's 200m). I don't exactly expect Sanne Wevers and Dafne Schippers guaranteed medals, but you know I can always hope And then there's water polo quarter finals, field hockey semifinals and beach volleyball quarter finals. If the Dutch contenders don't provide enough content, there is still sports climbing, men's volleyball quarters and the rest of the track cycli
  10. Why must you do this to me! Great idea to watch all the highlights everyone mentions. I sometimes watch French sport highlights to work on my French, but this'll be a great way to be introduced to Italian, Hungarian(?) and Polish highlights among others!
  11. This looks like a thread where I get to feel young... Sydney 2000 - I was a bit too young to remember these games, but here's an anecdote I've shared before. Pieter van den Hoogenband grew up just a couple streets behind my parents, so I do recall the ceremony we had in town when he returned. I got an autograph and touched his medals as a 5 year old! Athens 2004 - Van den Hoogenband again, obviously! Turin 2006 - I mostly recall the impressive showing of a young Ireen Wust. Beijing 2008 - the Dutch gold in women's water polo was big news here, ju
  12. Agreed on all of this, plus I'll start following beachvolleyball RO16 'today'. Hopefully with Dutch male and female duos still competing. I've been loving this thread! Every night I check out the schedule for the next day and I already look forward to seeing everyone's reactions and predictions.
  13. Aww that's really sad to hear. Estavana Polman did an hour long interview with NOS for the Olympic Podcast that was released just this week. Definitely recommend listening! (In Dutch ofc) As for the Olympics 'today', swimming and athletics are once again the main events. I hope Nadine Visser and Femke Bol reach the finals for 100m and 400m hurdles. And also the RS:X medal races, archery and potentially some preliminaries in team sports.
  14. For the Netherlands the BMX finals and rowing 8s will be the most exciting today, Maybe judo too. I will also try to follow swimming and the first day of athletics of course and hopefully a women's football quarterfinal. This day will require at least 3 screens...
  15. Looking forward to the time trials and a variety of swimming and rowing on day 5. Hoping Tom Dumoulin is fit enough for a time trial medal next year, and hoping for another dominant display by the women cyclists of course. Judo is always interesting throughout the first week as well, though I never quite remember which Dutch judoka are in each weight class.
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