2014 in the Netherlands

This article lists some of the events that took place in the Netherlands in 2014.

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January edit

  • 1: The drinking age is raised from 16 to 18 years of age, causing 16 year-olds in the Netherlands to go into mourning.
  • 1: Darts player Michael van Gerwen wins the PDC World Darts Championship by beating Peter Wright in the final with 7-4.
  • 17: In Groningen, the minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp presents the gas accord that was struck by the government, the province and NAM. The natural gas extraction in Loppersum will be reduced by 80% to decrease the chance of earthquakes. Groningen will be compensated for damages caused by the gas extraction.

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  • 10: Former minister Els Borst is found dead in her house in Bilthoven. The autopsy proves that she was murdered.

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21: Pro-Russian rebels allowed Dutch investigators to examine the bodies of MH17. By this time, according to Ukrainian officials, 272 bodies had been recovered.[1] Remains left Torez on a train on the evening of 21 July, en route to Kharkiv to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.[2][3]
23: A day of national mourning for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
In agreement with the Ukrainian government, the Netherlands are leading this investigation.[4][5]
All remains were to be moved to the Netherlands with Dutch air force C-130 and Australian C-17 transport planes.[6][7] The first remains were flown to Eindhoven on 23 July.[8]

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  • 2014 Amsterdam drug deaths:
    • On 25 November, two British tourists (aged 20 and 21) died in a hotel room in Amsterdam, after snorting white heroin that was sold as cocaine by a street dealer.[12] The bodies were found less than a month after another British tourist died in similar circumstances. At least 17 other people have had medical treatment after taking the white heroin.[13]

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The Netherlands competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. The Dutch team was the largest Dutch delegation at a Winter Olympics, with 41 competitors that participated in bobsleigh, short track speed skating, snowboarding, and speed skating. With a total of 24 medals, it turned out to be the most successful Winter Games ever for the Dutch team. The Dutch team won 23 medals in speed skating and one medal in short track speed skating. Olympic speed skating records were set on the men's 5,000 metres by Sven Kramer, the men's 10,000 metres by Jorrit Bergsma, the men's team pursuit by Jan Blokhuijsen, Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij, the women's 1,500 metres by Jorien ter Mors and the women's team pursuit by Marrit Leenstra, Jorien ter Mors and Ireen Wüst. By sweeping the podium in speed skating at the men's 500 m, 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres, and the women's 1,500 m, the Netherlands became the first country in Winter Olympics history to achieve four podium sweeps at one edition of the Games.
Bibian Mentel wins the gold medal in the Women's snowboard cross, the only medal for the Netherlands.
Ellen van Dijk won the Tour of Flanders
The Netherlands wins 2 gold medals and ended third in the medal table.
The Netherlands wins 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.

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References edit

  1. ^ "BBC News – MH17 plane crash: Dutch experts examine bodies". Bbc.com. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ "MH17 plane crash: Train with bodies leaves Ukraine station". BBC News. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Trein met lichamen slachtoffers heeft station verlaten". de Volkskrant. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ Parker, Andrew; Olearchyk, Roman (21 July 2014). "Netherlands to lead MH17 investigation". Financial Times. Financial Times Ltd. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  5. ^ Bewerkt door: redactie. "Nederlandse leidersrol krijgt juridische basis -0 Vliegtuigcrash in Oekraïne – VK". Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Netherlands to coordinate MH17 victim identification efforts | Business Standard News". Business-standard.com. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  7. ^ "MH17: Tony Abbott announces Operation Bring Them Home to secure and identify victims of Malaysia Airlines disaster – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  8. ^ "MH17 bodies leave Ukraine rebel area and reach Kharkiv". BBC News. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Monstertruck rijdt in op publiek". NOS op 3. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Monster Truck Crash Reportedly Kills Three". Sky News. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Three dead, including one child, in Dutch stunt truck accident". Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  12. ^ Drugs expert claims rogue dealer caused Amsterdam deaths BBC.co.uk
  13. ^ British tourists who died ‘after snorting white heroin’ named The Guardian