Separating the NOC*NSF chairman André Bolhuis is the world championship with the field hockey, in 1973, the highlight of his fifty years in the sport. That’s what he said Monday at the Arnhem Papendal when looking back on his career.
“That was the most beautiful. Together with a great team, as a result,” said Bolhuis, who at NOC*NSF, is monitored by Anneke van Zanen-Nieberg.
Prior to his last meeting after nine years as first man of the NOC*NSF were many personalities from sports and politics look at the age-Bolhuis.
“See is proud to back,” advised Thomas Bach per video message. According to the German president of the IOC has Bolhuis large impact. “The Netherlands in the last ten years at the Olympics, so many medals it has won, it is partly his merit,” he said.
The 72-year-old Bolhuis was because of his nine years as chairman, distinguished with the badge of the NOC*NSF. He was already an honorary member.
André Bolhuis was at his farewell challenged by boksster Nouschka Fountain. ()
Bolhuis denies ambitions to IOC
It was striking that Bolhuis strongly denied ambitions for a seat in the IOC to have had.
“That is mistakenly often claimed. In 2010, I together with Anton Geesink about a few talks with Jacques Rogge, then the president. Actually, I found me too old. When Anton shortly later died, we have the rest,” he said.
“It takes five years for you to be in such an organization have training. I wanted to much prefer a younger person to that post. It seemed to me much better to put all my energy in the NOC*NSF to stop. That’s what I did. I have no frustration to show for it.”
Bolhuis debuted in 1969 as hockeyinternational. After his active career he was under more chef de mission of the national olympic team, member of the board of the hockey federation and chairman of the NOC*NSF.