Chef de mission Axe stops after a Winter games Pyeongchang

Chef de mission Axe stops after a Winter games Pyeongchang


Chef de mission Jeroen Axe leaves after the winter Olympics of Pyeongchang in the NOC*NSF. That has the sports association announced Monday.

“I work now for more than twelve years with a lot of fun with the NOC*NSF. Together with the department of Sports, the federations, the coaches and the best athletes of the Netherlands we have a lot to achieve and achieved,” says the 50-year-old Axe in a press statement.

“With the winter Olympics in South Korea will there be for me an end to that period of time. I’ve decided that it’s time for a new challenge.” It is not yet known what the new challenge of the Axe.

The Games in Pyeongchang will be the sixth where the Axe is partly responsible for. The former basketball player is in South Korea for the first time hoofdverantwoordelijk instead of Maurits Hendriks.

“Currently I am busy with the preparation on that Play. Everything is on schedule and we work with our team to be there for the athletes and good for each other.”


Gerard Dielessen, general director NOC*NSF, is the Axe, grateful for his efforts in the past few years. “He meant a lot to the sport in the Netherlands in the past twelve years. As a manager, top-level Sport, he was responsible for both the preparation of the topsportbeleid, as for the smooth and speedy implementation.”

“Given its experience will Jeroen Bijl in South Korea definitely a good chef de mission. I assume that the Dutch sports after that, many will benefit from his broad knowledge, experience and commitment.”

The winter Olympics begin on February 9 and last until February 25.

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