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Marengo 04-08-2008 05:56 PM

Willem-Alexander to the Olympics in China: Yes or No?
 
Former Prime Minister Dries van Agt was interviewed by the programme 'Een Vandaag', he stated that he would prefer it if the Dutch politicians and also the Crownprince would not attend the openings ceremony of the Olympics in China. I think that this call will be heard more frequently the next months, now the protests are becoming more loud.

Marengo 04-14-2008 07:01 AM

On 11 april the programme '1 Vandaag' held a poll, apparently half of the people questioned think that Willem-Alexander should boycot the openingceremony of the Olympics. 42% think that he should attend.

The issue received some attention on the opinion articles of newspapers like Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad. Some are apparently angry that the Prince of Orange as a member of the IOC is partly responsible for bringing the Olympics to China in the first place.

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Meanwhile the smallest party in the government, the Christian Union (CU) has asked for a very sobre Dutch delegation at the Olympics and for the Dutch officials not to attend the opening ceremony. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maxima Verhagen (Christian Democrats; CDA) said he would not support that plan.

lucien 04-14-2008 01:21 PM

As to the original question? YES!!

Van Agt,as many of us dutch know,is loosing his marbles one by one.

This trying to create another bs hype is really what's so sickening in dutch society at present.It's none of our bloody business,its a chinese domestic affair,regardless what you say you can not change that,and sports and politics should never ever be mixed up/used & abused.That is my main point.

Besides,so easy,we all have known for the past 12 years that the 2008 Olympics were to be held in Beijing,we should have protested then,but then again,protest against what?And What for?

Jia 04-17-2008 06:41 PM

With the political heads boycotting the opening ceremony,
I thought it would be nice if royals attended since they are somewhat less political.
And if they're members of IOC, it's their reponsibility to bring it to success, isn't it?

lucien 04-18-2008 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jia (Post 755081)
With the political heads boycotting the opening ceremony,
I thought it would be nice if royals attended since they are somewhat less political.
And if they're members of IOC, it's their reponsibility to bring it to success, isn't it?

No one substantial will boycot the Opening of the Games just because of domestic trouble.

There is no hype on this issue and there won't be one.All to little too late,the issue had to be addressed at the time China announced it was in the run for this years Olympics.12 Years ago China was in Tibet too,no-one,No-one raised his/her voice then,so they just as well be silent now.

As Members of the International Olympic Committee's of their respective countries ALL members of Royal Houses should attend.

I stress that Sport is far from politics,or should be,and therefore domestic riots are to be ignored.If we start let politics run sport no-one goes anywhere ever again as we all have butter on our heads one way or another,so lets all cut the nausiating hypocrasy please,thank you.

Marengo 04-18-2008 05:31 PM

NOC chairwoman Erica Terpstra is defening the IOC and says that the crownprince has to go to the Olympics as the other officals should do. She is debating with Eric van Muiswinkel on Pauw en Witteman on Ned1 right now, the debate is rather heated.

lucien 04-19-2008 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 755471)
NOC chairwoman Erica Terpstra is defening the IOC and says that the crownprince has to go to the Olympics as the other officals should do. She is debating with Eric van Muiswinkel on Pauw en Witteman on Ned1 right now, the debate is rather heated.

van Muiswinkel,Pauw & Witteman?So?They get payed to proclaim nonsense to be thruth and vice versa.They've never ever been in anything serious themselves whatshowever,they're just typical red nobodies trying to pump up the volume while there is none,a huge bubble about to burst,leaving nothing,as they are nothing.P v/d A drammertjes,to be ignored.

lucien 04-23-2008 09:57 AM

HRH is attending the meeting of the Coordination Committee of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics,Sochi,Russian Federation yesterday and today.

Het Koninklijk Huis

Het Koninklijk Huis

lucien 06-03-2008 03:39 PM

HRH,Member of the International Olympic Committee,was on a working visit to London today in the frame of the 2012 London Olympics.

Het Koninklijk Huis

lucien 03-27-2009 12:40 PM

HRH,member of the International Olympic Committee,is in Vancouver as a member of the Coordinating Vancouver 2010 committee.

The coordinating committee supports the organising committee of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The Prince is in Vancouver from today till wednesday april 1st.

lucien 09-29-2009 01:17 AM

The Prince,Member of the International Olympic Committee,is headed for Copenhagen where the
121st session of the International Olympic Committee will start on october 3rd.

On thursday the IOC will decide on the who will be the Olympic host city for 2016:

Chicago
Madrid
Rio de Janeiro
Tokyo

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - ORGANISATION - STRUCTURES

JessRulz 09-29-2009 05:11 AM

:previous:

A special thread, 121st IOC Session and 13th Olympic Congress in Copenhagen; October 1-9, 2009, has been created in the Danish forum where royal-related information, news and photos should be posted; to avoid simultaneous discussion on the same topic occuring in multiple areas of TRF.

lucien 10-01-2009 05:46 AM

HRH has left for Copenhagen today till sunday october 4th and will go there again for the IOC from tuesday october 6th till friday october 9th.

Het Koninklijk Huis

JessRulz 10-04-2009 11:56 PM

A few posts have been moved to the 121st IOC Session and 13th Olympic Congress in Copenhagen; October 1-9, 2009 thread. Please keep the discussion about Willem-Alexander in Copenhagen there.

JessRulz
Dutch Forum Moderator

lucien 02-09-2010 12:56 AM

The Prince of Orange,Member of the International Olympic Committee,and member of the coordinating committee Vancouver 2010,
will attend the 122nd session of the IOC in Vancouver from today february 9th till friday frbruary 12th.

On the 12th the Prince will be joined for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics by Princess Máxima and the children.:smile:

No,I'm not saying the children will attend the opening too.....;)

lucien 07-03-2011 01:14 AM

Right after the photo-shoot at Tavarnelle tomorrow the Prince of Orange will
leave for Durban,S-A,to attend the Meeting of the International Olympic Committee.

iceflower 07-07-2011 04:39 AM

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander during the announcement by International Olympic Committee (IOC)
President Jacques Rogge that PyeongChang, South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympics during
the 123rd IOC meeting on July 6, 2011 in Durban.


** Pic **

lucien 01-12-2012 01:32 AM

HRH,Member of the IOC,will attend the first Youth Winter Olympic Games at Innsbruck,Austria from friday january 13th till monday january 16th.

HRH will travel straight from the Sultanate of Oman where he joined his mother and wife on a State Visit this past week.

iceflower 01-14-2012 03:10 AM

:previous:


Prior to the opening ceremony of the first Winter Youth Olympic Games Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
attended a reception in Innsbruck, Austria, yesterday, January 13. Prince Albert of Monaco was present
as well.



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iceflower 01-16-2012 05:09 AM

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Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has watched the girl's ski jumping competition during the
Winter Youth Olympic Games in Seefeld, Austria, 14 January 2012.




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