2006 World University Cycling Championship
Cycling made his comeback after a 16-year absence as a university sport. The championship took place in Antwerp and Herentals, Belgium from March 22 to March 26,2006, the city of Herentals is located in the geographic region of Campine, which is well known for cyclo-cross. The championship included 119 athletes and 54 officials from 17 countries, athletes contested in a cyclo-cross race for men and four road cycling disciplines, a road race and an individual time trial for both men and women. Each country was allowed to enter a maximum of twelve competitors,4 men and women in the race events and 4 men in the Cyclo-cross race. The road race events were held in Antwerp, the men’s and women’s time trials were held at March 23, consisted of 4 laps of 6.8 km for men and 2 laps for women. The men’ s race included 27 cyclists and the women’ s race 23, both men’s and women’s time trials were dominated by Dutch cyclists with Loes Gunnewijk winning women’s gold and Malaya van Ruitenbeek taking home the men’s gold medal.
Women’s silver was won by Ellen van Dijk and bronze went to Germans Verena Jooss, tobias Erler won the silver medal in the men’s event and the host country was represented with Michiel van Aelbroeck winning bronze. The road race took place at 25 May on the same left hand circuit as that of the time trial. The men’s race started at 2pm and included 71 cyclists, the women’s road race competed in a field of 33 athletes. After winning silver in the trial, the Dutch Ellen van Dijk won gold in the womens road race leaving the silver to Eva Lutz from Germany. The men’s cyclo cross race was held in Herentals, Belgium at 26 May, sebastian Hannover from Germany won the gold and the silver went to Axel Bult from the Netherlands. It was a race between Hannover and Bult with a little sprint at the end
UEFA Futsal Euro 2014
The UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 was the ninth edition of the European Championship for mens national futsal teams organised by UEFA. It was hosted for the first time in Belgium, from 28 January to 8 February 2014, the final tournament was contested by twelve teams, eleven of which joined the hosts after overcoming a qualifying tournament. The matches were played in two venues in the city of Antwerp, the Lotto Arena and the Sportpaleis, television coverage was provided by Eurosport and Eurosport 2. The defending champions, were beaten in the semifinals by Russia, in the decisive match, Italy defeated Russia 3–1 to win their second title. Spain defeated Portugal 8–4 in the third match to secure a ninth consecutive podium finish. The top scorer of the tournament was Eder Lima of Russia, the final tournament matches were played in two venues located in Antwerps Merksem district. The Lotto Arena hosted the group stage matches, while the remaining eight matches. The qualification draw was made in Nyon on 4 December 2012, the final tournament draw was held in Antwerps Centrum Elzenveld, on 4 October 2013.
UEFA named sixteen match officials to referee matches at the 2014 UEFA Futsal Euro final tournament, in the group stage, a total of twelve matches were played between 28 January and 2 February at a rate of two matches each day. The teams finishing in the top two positions in each of the four groups progressed to the stage, while the third-placed team was eliminated from the tournament. If, after having applied criteria 1–3, teams still have an equal ranking, the knockout stage matches, which includes quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off and the final, will be played at the Sportpaleis arena. If a match is drawn after 40 minutes of regular play, if teams are still leveled after extra-time, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner. In the third match, the extra-time is skipped and the decision goes directly to kicks from the penalty mark. Only goals scored in the tournament are considered. 8 goals Eder Lima 5 goals Fernandão 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Own goals Saad Salhi Aleksandr Fukin Official UEFA website
1920 Summer Olympics
The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. No fixed host city was proposed at the time, the 1916 Summer Olympics, to be held in Berlin, capital of the German Empire, were cancelled due to World War I. Hungary, Austria and the Ottoman Empire were banned from competing in the Games, Germany did not return to Olympic competition until 1928 and instead hosted a series of games called Deutsche Kampfspiele, starting with the Winter edition of 1922. The Sailing events were held in Ostend and two in Amsterdam, Netherlands, no fixed host city was proposed at the time. The organising committee was created on 9 August 1913, Beerschot V. A. C. and Nicolaas Jan Cupérus, president of the Belgian Gymnastics Federation. The first action of the committee was to send a letter to the IOC in Paris. On 13 September 1913, Pierre de Coubertin, president of the IOC, in 1914, a 109-page brochure was created to promote the idea of Antwerp as a host city for the Olympics, Aurons-nous la VIIème Olympiade à Anvers.
It was sent to all IOC members and was used during the 6th Olympic Congress in Paris in 1914, where the candidacies of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rome were discussed. Despite a slight preference at the time for Budapest, no choice was made. In 1915, Lyon made a bid for the 1920 games, the support for Belgium by cousin country France, the leading country of the IOC, meant that Amsterdam, and Budapest, in an enemy state, made no chance for the 1920 games against Antwerp. New candidacies from American cities did not have that disadvantage and bids were received from Cleveland and Atlanta, but shortly after the armistice in November 1918, the IOC decided to give Antwerp the first choice, if they still wanted to host the 1920 Games. An executive committee was established on 17 April 1919, with Henri de Baillet-Latour as chairman and Alfred Verdyck, seven commissions were created, to deal with finances, press relations, schedules and festivities. Finances and scheduling proved to be the two hardest parts to tackle, the program of events only was published in February 1920, between 23 and 30 April 1920, an ice hockey tournament marked the early start of the Games.
Held in the Palais de Glace or Ice Palace in Antwerp, it was the first time that ice hockey was an Olympic sport. The first stone of the new Olympic Stadium at Beerschot was laid on 4 July 1919 by Jan De Vos, mayor of Antwerp, and inaugurated less than a year on 23 May 1920 with a gymnastics demonstration. The nautical stadium or Stade Nautique dAntwerp was built at the end of the Jan Van Rijswijcklaan, other events, like shooting and equestrian sports, were held at pre-existing locations in and around Antwerp and as far away as Ostend. These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was voiced, the first in which doves were released to symbolize peace, the USA won 41 gold,27 silver, and 27 bronze medals, the most won by any of the 29 nations attending. Sweden, Great Britain and Belgium rounded out the five most successful medal-winning nations, the Games featured a week of winter sports, with figure skating appearing for the first time since the 1908 Olympics, and ice hockey making its Olympic debut
1937 Workers' Summer Olympiad
The 1937 Workers Summer Olympiad was the sixth edition of International Workers Olympiads. The games were held from 25 July to 1 August at Antwerp in Belgium and they were originally planned for Barcelona 1936, but cancelled due the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. 1937 Olympiad was a joint event with the Red Sport International organized Spartakiads and it was the first time as a delegation from Soviet Union took part at the Workers Olympiad. German athletes no longer participated since the Workers Gymnastics and Sports Federation of Germany had been banned by the Nazi regime in 1933
2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship
The 2015 Womens European Volleyball Championship was the 29th edition of the tournament and hosted by Netherlands and Belgium from 26 September to 4 October 2015. The championship managers were the Dutch Olympic gold volleyball medalist Peter Blange, russia defeated Netherlands 3–0 in the final to capture their 19th title, while Tatiana Kosheleva was elected most valuable player back to back. First, the hosts and the team which was chosen by the hosts were seeded at the top of each pool, the next 4 teams which ranked highest in the previous edition were drawn. Finally, the teams were drawn. Numbers in brackets denote the European ranking as of 25 September 2015, all times are Central European Summer Time
The Diamond Games was a professional womens tennis tournament organised in Antwerp, Belgium. The tournament took place in the Sportpaleis, at the beginning of February, this year, however, WTA announced that in 2016, The Diamond Games would be replaced on the WTA Calendar with a new tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Diamond Games offers a trophy to any player who wins the three times in five years. In 2007 Amélie Mauresmo won a golden racquet decorated with diamonds, a new trophy was unveiled in 2008, which featured a golden racquet and a ball, and was decorated with 2008 diamonds