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A Dutch sport since 18th century: Fierljeppen

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A Dutch sport since 18th century Fierljeppen

The current practice of a sport that dates back to the 18th century in the Netherlands has caused exciting moments. The interesting sport called ‘Fierljeppen’ is based on climbing over the water as high as possible on a wooden pole.

This method, which was used by Dutch farmers in the past to cross water channels, continues to exist as an interesting sport today.

Kenta started his early career as a game developer, after working four years for an Dutch company, he stepped into web research and news technologies and became a web enthusiast, which made him start Amsterdamfox.com. Kenta loves animals and usually takes part in activities related to animal rights and welfare.

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A football match in the Netherlands finished 37-1!

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 In a football match played in The Hague, Netherlands, 38 goals were scored, 37 from a single team!

 The away team SV Houtwijk won the match between SV Houtwijk and HMSH by 36 goals. According to NOS’s report, with this very different win, SV Houtwijk took a big step towards the title.
 
When the first 45 minutes were up, the sign was showing 17-0. HMSH, who got a red card and injured the goalkeeper in the second half, conceded 20 goals in the second half.
 
SV Houtwijk increased its average to 71 with 37 goals scored in a single match. Sharing the top with Houtwijk and leading with an average difference of 76, MSV’71, another team in the league, is not very happy with the result.
 
MSV’71’s Martin van Zweden said he has serious doubts about the outcome of the match and will report the situation to the Royal Dutch Football Association KNVB.

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Feyenoord vs Roma in Conference League final

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Feyenoord, one of the Dutch football clubs, will face Roma in the UEFA Europa Conference League final tonight. The final will start in Tirana, the capital of Albania, at 21:00 Dutch time.

 
The European Conference League is being held for the first time this year. The Conference League ranks as European football’s third-largest club-level tournament, after the Champions League and the European Cup.
 
Feyenoord faced the French team Marseille in the semi-finals. The rival of the Dutch team, Roma, was able to pass Leicester City and qualified for the final.
 
The match will be watched collectively in various parts of Rotterdam. These are: De Kuip, Stadhuisplein, Willemsplein, Binnenrotte, Noordplein, Café Steyn, Oude Haven and Café Mitchie.
 
Feyenoord will also broadcast the match in their own stadium. In the event to watch the final match, all tickets for the stadium with a capacity of 48 thousand were sold.
 
The match will be broadcast on ESPN.

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New Dutch Record from Irene Schouten

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New Dutch Record from Irene Schouten

Irene Schouten sets new Dutch record. Irene Schouten won her second gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics in the 5,000 meters with a time of 6:43.51. Canadian Isabelle Weidemann won the silver and Czech’s Martina Sáblíková won the bronze.

The athlete won the gold medal in the 3,000m on Saturday. The 29-year-old athlete became the third Dutch woman to win a gold medal at this distance, after Yvonne van Gennip and Esmee Visser.

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The favorite of the race, Schouten, with this success, broke Claudia Pechstein’s 2002 Olympic record and set a new Dutch record. Currently, the Netherlands, which has 4 gold, 3 silver and one bronze medals, ranks 5th in the medal rankings.

Schouten has two more medal chances for next week. On Tuesday, he will team up with Ireen Wüst and Antoinette de Jong, while Saturday will be the final batch start.

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