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Dutch Olympic Sailing Team

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Nicknames  Het Watersportverbond
Type  Sailing
Contact  Het Watersportverbond
Dutch Olympic Sailing Team
Highest governing body  Koninlijk Verbond Nederlandsche Watersport Verenigingen (1890 - 1970) Koninklijk Nederlands Watersport Verbond (1970 - Today)
22 Olympic Medals  01 !: 5 02 !: 8 03 !: 9
Team members  Female: 26, Male: 176, Female substitutes: 1, Male substitutes: 38, Officials: 26, Total: 267

The Dutch were in most of the Olympic sailing competitions represented by the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team. The selection of the members of the team was done by the Koninklijk Nederlands Watersport Verbond (KNWV) or its predecessor. With the exception of 1908 and 1912 there were always Dutch sailors willing to compete at this pinnacle of competitive sailing. Even in 1956 in Melbourne the Dutch team was willing and able to perform. However at the last possible moment the Dutch NOC and the Dutch government (together with Switzerland and Spain), ordered a boycott of these games. This boycott was a result of the presence in Hungary of the Soviet Union after the Hungarian Revolution. The KNWV was not in favor of this boycott.

Contents

Listed below is an overview of all Olympic games and events which the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team was selected for. The list includes all sailors, substitutes and when known, the officials that supported the team:

1896 Athens,  Greece

  • 1896 Summer Olympics
  • Sailing program cancelled due to weather conditions
  • No knowledge of Dutch representation in sailing
  • 1900 Paris,  France

  • Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • 1904 St. Louis,  United States

  • 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Sailing was not a part of the Olympic program
  • 1908 Ryde (Isle of Wight) & Hunter’s Quay (Firth of Clyde),  United Kingdom

  • Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • No Dutch representation
  • 1912 Stockholm,  Sweden

  • Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • No Dutch representation
  • 1916 Berlin,  Germany

  • Cancelled due to World War I
  • 1920 Ostend,  Belgium

  • Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • 1924 Paris,  France

  • Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • 1928 Amsterdam,  Netherlands

  • Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • 1932 Los Angeles,  United States

  • Sailing at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • 1936 Kiel,  Germany

  • Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • 1940 Tokio,  Japan

  • 1940 Summer Olympics
  • Rescheduled to Helsinki
  • No Dutch team assigned
  • 1940 Helsinki,  Finland

  • 1940 Summer Olympics
  • Cancelled due to World War II
  • 1944

  • Not scheduled
  • 1948 Torbay,  United Kingdom

  • Sailing at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • 1952 Helsinki,  Finland

  • Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Accommodation
  • The sailors of the 1952 Dutch Olympic Sailing Team were accommodated by members of the local Finish Yacht Club. The club house of that club is a fortress over 200 years old. The Dutch boats were moored on an island called: Merenkävijät what can be loosely translated into pirates'. Also the Dutch Royal Yacht Piet Hein was moored at the island.
  • Transport
  • The Dutch Olympic boats were transported over sea by the coaster Marvic

    1956 Melbourne,  Australia

  • Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Naples,  Italy

  • Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Enoshima,  Japan

  • Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Acapulco,  Mexico

  • Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • 1972 Kiel,  Germany

  • Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • 1976 Kingston,  Canada

  • Sailing at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • 1980 Talinn,  Soviet Union

  • Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • 1984 Long Beach,  United States

  • Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • 1988 Pusan,  South Korea

  • Sailing at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1992 Barcelona,  Spain

  • Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • 1996 Savannah,  United States

  • Sailing at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • 2000 Sydney,  Australia

  • Sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • 2004 Athens,  Greece

  • Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • 2008 Qingdao,  China

  • Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • 2012 Weymouth,  United Kingdom

  • Sailing at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • 2016 Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil

  • Sailing at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • References

    Dutch Olympic Sailing Team Wikipedia


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