Entries by John van de Laar

MBA Sports Management Students enjoy Specialization Program

From July 8-22 our first cohort of MBA students enjoyed their Specialization Program. The program kicked off in Amsterdam during the 3×3 European Championship Basketball. The location was chosen with a reason. The Dutch Basketball Association (NBB), host of the European Championship 3×3, had invited our students to really live basketball for a weekend in […]

Successful CHI Geneva meeting at Jiva Hill Resort

Last week the organizers of CHI Geneva organized a meeting for all partners of the show at the fantastic Jiva Hill Resort situated at the foothills of the Jura Mountains facing the majestic Mont Blanc.The sports programme was announced and the organization presented the new poster. From December 8 till 11 dressage will be back […]

Project Biometric Sensor plus Data Platform for the Equestrian Industry

PALES aims to provide a comprehensive health-monitoring wearable device and insightful health analytics service for the equestrian market. PALES wearable devices for horses are non-intrusive and provides essential features such as: Adverse event monitoring Activity recognition and quantification Exercise logging Health parameter tracking The PALES wearable device is complemented by a smartphone app that provides […]

E-learning & Blended Learning in sports

Orange Sports Forum (OSF) conducted a market research in cooperation with Learning Solutions, on the role of e-learning and blended learning at Dutch sports federations. OSF and Learning Solutions concluded that there are numerous opportunities to implement e-learning and blended learning at sports federations. Therefore the involved companies decided to go on with the next […]

WDM Wiesbaden, top sport combined with top ambiance

The inaugural WDM at Wiesbaden was a great success. The location, the sport, the ambiance and the organization was of top level. On Whit Monday the large crowd saw Germany’s dressage queen Isabell Werth convincingly win the WDM Grand Prix Special presented by Jerich International with 79.804%. The talented 11-year-old mare Weihegold OLD received 8’s and 9’s […]

WDM Wiesbaden: Lütkemeier reins in Freestyle

In a beautiful floodlit setting Fabienne Lütkemeier won the WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by VIAN GROUP with Qui Vincit Dynamis. The pair danced to 76.750%. Fabienne was happy, the day before she said after the Grand Prix: “I never competed in the floodlight freestyle in Wiesbaden with him before. So I am very excited […]

Cooperation Le Tremplin and SportBizz to create Dutch Sports Incubator

Picture left to right: John van de Laar (SportBizz / Orange Sports Forum), Ed Kronenburg (Ambassador of the Netherlands in France), Benjamin Carlier (Founder of Sports Incubator Le Tremplin), Hans Bluyssen (DSM) and Geert Ruigrok (Topsport Limburg). In the prelude of the Dutch Royal visit and Economic Mission to France starting tomorrow March 10, SportBizz had the pleasure to sign a cooperation agreement with Europe’s […]

Dressage is back in Geneva

Geneva, 18th February 2016 – Dressage is making its come back to the Concours Hippique International (CHI) de Genève after having been away for 15 years. The CHI Geneva, planned from December 8th to December 11th 2016 at Palexpo, will this year integrate the World Dressage Masters. Three competitions will be programmed. The organisers of the CHI […]