Netherlands Antilles at the Olympics
Netherlands Antilles at the Olympics is a history which began in 1931.
History[change | change source]
Athletes from the Netherlands Antilles have been in most Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation supported the Netherlands' boycott of the 1956 Games and the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. The Netherlands Antilles has been in the Winter Olympic Games two times.
List of medalists[change | change source]
|Silver||Jan Boersma||1988 Seoul||Sailing||Men's sailboard|
Dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles[change | change source]
The Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee has continued to exist as the umbrella body for sports on the five islands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. The five islands will continue to be in the Olympic Games under the "Netherlands Antilles" name, but as a region in the Caribbean rather than a political entity. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved this in June 2007. 
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-8-16.
- "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 90 [PDF p. 91 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
- "London 2012: Refugee runs for world, family walk 50km to watch," NDTV (New Delhi Television), 11 August 2012; retrieved 2012-8-16.
- Martina's bid to reclaim silver rejected, ESPN.com, March 6, 2009.