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Judo: Tessa Brouwer first female chairman of the union

11.50 pm: Tessa Brouwer was elected president of the Judo Bond Nederland (JBN) on Monday evening. She is the first woman to take up this position. The general meeting also proclaimed Hendrik Koppe the new top sport director. The management of the organization is therefore complete again after the necessary struggles of the past months.

Brouwer is a judge in daily life and also a practitioner of the Japanese discipline of aikido. To help develop this sport, she was a member of the national aikido committee from 1998 to 2010, the last five years as chair. Brouwer has been a member of the JBN appeals committee since 2011. The union awarded her as Member of Merit in 2016 with the golden badge.

Football: Election of president of Barcelona on January 24

11.20 pm: The election for the new president of Barcelona will be held on January 24. It concerns the succession of Josep Maria Bartomeu who stepped down earlier this year.

One of the candidates is Joan Laporta, who has previously been successful at Barcelona in that role. The club’s trainer is Ronald Koeman, who a few months ago chose a stay in Spain over his position with the Dutch national team.

Figure skating: Van Zundert (15) wins NRW Trophy 2020

21.54 pm: The 15-year-old Lindsay van Zundert has won the NRW Autumn Trophy in Germany. Van Zundert, already two-time Dutch champion in the juniors, only rode her second international race as a senior.

Van Zundert improved her personal best to 53.05 points in the short freestyle. The German Nicole Schott, who was then first (62.72 points), withdrew for the free freestyle. With a fantastic score of 113.87 points, Van Zundert became first in the long freestyle and the Wilhelmus sounded after a total score of no less than 166.92 points.

She was well ahead of Sweden’s Josefin Taljegard (152.13 points) and Jenni Saarinen from Finland (147.95 points). It is the highest score that a Dutch figure skater has ever achieved in the new jury system.

Speed ​​skating: Japanese skaters avoid World Championship distances for safety reasons

6.24 pm: The Japanese skating team will not come to Heerenveen early next year for the World Championship distances and two World Cup competitions. The country’s skating federation questions the safety of the event, stressing that participants cannot earn points for entering the Olympics.

World champions such as Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi do not take action in Thialf. Johan de Wit, the Dutch national coach of Japan, calls the decision not to participate “very unfortunate.”

“But on the other hand, I understand it again,” he tells “We see coaches on television who are coaching under their masks and we see people hug each other. We can hardly comprehend that here. In addition, there is still a lot of uncertainty about hotels in the Netherlands. The staff is not in that bubble, so how exactly does that work? “

Due to the corona pandemic, the skating calendar of this season had to be significantly cut. There are now four tournaments left, all of which will be played in Heerenveen. The European Allround and Sprint Championships will be held on January 16 and 17, followed by two weekends with World Cup events. The World Cup distances have been put on the agenda for 11 to 14 February.

Volleyball: European Championship qualification volleyball players moved again

4:59 pm: The second round of the European Championship qualification that the Dutch volleyball players would finish in Topsportcentrum Rotterdam from 15 to 17 January 2021 has been postponed. The duels with Sweden and Croatia cannot take place due to the current corona measures.

It is the second time that the European Championship qualification has been postponed due to corona. Originally, the games were to be played in August and September of this year with away and home games. A second postponement will follow, probably in May. Volleyball association Nevobo is still negotiating about this. Play dates and location are not yet known.

The volleyball players also do not have to go to Croatia for the first three-way match from 8 to 10 January. Those matches will also be postponed to a date yet to be determined.

The Dutch men have to qualify in group A for the European Championship, which will be played in four host countries in 2021: Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Finland. The numbers 1 of the seven groups and the five best numbers 2 qualify for the final round.

Football: Thomas Lam suspended five matches, 1 of which was suspended

3.14 pm: Defender Thomas Lam will miss the next four matches against PEC Zwolle. The Finn accepted a five-game suspension settlement proposal on Monday, one of which was conditional.

Lam made a striking move towards his opponent Giorgos Giakoumakis in the final phase of the away match against VVV (2-2) on Saturday. Referee Rob Dieperink gave him a red card for this.

Lam still had a suspended sentence of a duel open. He misses the matches of PEC Zwolle against Vitesse, Ajax, Excelsior and FC Emmen.

Motorsport: Bendsneyder switches from Moto2 to World Supersport Championship

2.44 pm: Motorcycle racer Bo Bendsneyder will compete next season in the World Supersport Championship, a global class for 600cc motorcycles. The Rotterdammer has signed a contract with the Dutch team EAB Racing of owner Ferry Schoenmakers.

The 21-year-old Bendsneyder has competed in the World Championship road race for the past five years. After two seasons in Moto3, where he finished third twice in a grand prix, three less successful years in Moto2 followed. He drove the last two seasons for the racing team of Roelof Waninge and team manager Jarno Jansen. Bendsneyder closed this year with the thirteenth place in the Grand Prix of Portugal.

“I am happy to have scored points in my last three races in Moto2. That makes me extra motivated to do well in Supersport. The Yamaha R6 I will be riding on is not entirely new to me, so that experience works to my advantage, ”said Bendsneyder.

The calendar of the World Supersport Championship is almost entirely the same as that of the World Superbike Championship. It means that Bendsneyder will drive his first races of this year on familiar terrain; The season opening is planned at the TT Circuit of Assen.

Football: Bayern Munich without Neuer, Lewandowski and Goretzka to Madrid

2:25 pm: Bayern Munich goes to Madrid without Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka for the duel with Atlético in the Champions League. The German champion is already certain of a place in the knockout phase after four group matches. Trainer Hansi Flick therefore rests three of his regular employees.

In the absence of permanent goalkeeper Neuer, reserve goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, who came over from Schalke 04, will make his debut against Atlético Madrid for Bayern in the Champions League. Polish striker Lewandowski has already scored fifteen goals for Bayern this season: twelve in the Bundesliga and three in a European context. Flick seizes the opportunity to give his top scorer a break, as does midfielder Goretzka. “Atlético are second in Spain, they have the least passed defense and they are the second most scoring team,” said Flick. “We are looking forward to this game.”

Bayern Munich has all won the last sixteen matches in a European context, equaling Atlético’s record from 2011-2012. Bayern’s last defeat dates back to 13 March 2019, at home against Liverpool (1-3).

Motorsport: Formula 2 driver Ilott: I will not be in Formula 1 in 2021

2:24 pm: British driver Callum Ilott will not appear in Formula 1 next year. The 22-year-old Ilott is the number 2 in Formula 2, behind leader Mick Schumacher.

“It is time for me to announce that I have been told I will not be racing in F1 in 2021,” Ilott wrote on Twittter. “I am disappointed, but I will work even harder to make it happen in 2022.”

Ilott, like Schumacher, was linked to Haas, which will say goodbye to Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen after this season. Schumacher is part of Ferrari’s training and that car brand supplies the engines to Haas. “It would be an honor to welcome Mick to our team”, Haas team principal Günther Steiner recently said.

Motorsport: TT Circuit in Assen opens season World Superbike Championship

2.15 pm: The TT Circuit in Assen will open the new season in the Superbike World Championship next year. The races are on the provisional calendar that the organization released on April 24 and 25.

The championship still has thirteen weekends, with mainly races in Europe. Races are planned in Argentina, Indonesia and Australia in the fall. Place and date of the final race are not yet known.

The organization emphatically speaks of a provisional calendar, because the development and consequences of the corona pandemic cannot yet be foreseen. Test races on the Barcelona circuit are scheduled for March 31 and April 1.

Michael van der Mark is the only Dutchman in the heavy engine class. The Rotterdammer finished fifth last season, in his last year in the Yamaha factory team. Next season he will be coming out on a BMW.

Football: Real Madrid has Benzema back, but has lost Hazard

2.15 pm: Real Madrid has Karim Benzema back. The French striker is part of the selection for the duel with Sjachtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Eden Hazard is not going to Ukraine, he is currently on the side with a muscle injury.

Benzema, Real’s club top scorer in the Spanish league with four goals, has been missing in recent weeks due to an injury. Without Benzema and the also injured captain Sergio Ramos, the Madrilenians in La Liga did not get further than 1-1 at Villarreal and lost to Alavés (1-2) on Saturday. Hazard was already injured after half an hour of play. The “Red Devil”, who was finally fit again after many physical problems, has a muscle injury in his right thigh. It is not clear how long Hazard has been out.

Trainer Zinedine Zidane takes 21 players to Kiev. With a victory over Sjachtar Donetsk, Real Madrid qualifies for the knockout phase of the Champions League. Benzema signed for two goals in three games in the European cup tournament this season.

Hockey: Annan national coach of hockey players until the 2022 World Cup

2.14 pm: Alyson Annan is the national coach of the Dutch hockey players until the World Cup of 2022. Annan’s expiring contract was previously extended through the postponed 2021 Olympic Games, but an extra year is now being added to the agreement.

The 2022 World Cup will be played from 1 to 17 July in the Netherlands and Spain. “Since October 2015 I have been allowed to work as national coach with the best hockey players in the Netherlands and I still enjoy it every day. I am therefore looking forward to the coming period in which we will play the European Championship, the Olympic Games and the World Cup ”, said Annan about her extension.

The 47-year-old Annan became European champion with the Orange squad in 2017 and 2019. The world title was also captured in 2018. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the Orange had to settle for silver.

Football: Three Dutch referees active in the Champions League

10:30 am Referees Danny Makkelie, Björn Kuipers and Serdar Gözübüyük will play in the Champions League this week.

Makkelie will lead the game between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Internazionale in group B on Tuesday. The German team is at the top with 8 points, Inter at the bottom with 2 points.

Kuipers has been appointed for the FC Porto – Manchester City game on Tuesday. The English club leads group C and is already certain of a place in the knockout phase, Porto, as number 2, also has a great chance of reaching the eighth finals.

Gozübüyük whistles the game between Club Brugge and FC Zenit from Saint Petersburg on Wednesday. Bruges is third in group F with 4 points, the Russian opponent is at the bottom with 1 point.

Football: Manchester United possible without keeper De Gea against PSG

7:30 am Manchester United may not have goalkeeper David de Gea (30) in the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. The Spanish goalkeeper sustained a knee injury in the Premier League last weekend.

“We have to do a small check when it comes to De Gea’s injury. Hopefully he will be okay for Wednesday, but I’m not sure ”, said trainer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

De Gea was replaced in the away game against Southampton at half-time on Sunday because he had hit a goal post with his knee at James Ward-Prowse’s 2-0. When De Gea was replaced, United were 2-0 down. United went on to win, with Dean Henderson as a substitute, 3-2.


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