Pieter van den Hoogenband

Pieter van den Hoogenband

Triple Olympic champion swimming and Chef the Mission Olympic Games 2020

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Talen:
  • English
  • Dutch

About Pieter van den Hoogenband

With three Olympic titles Pieter van den Hoogenband is a true Olympic phenomenon. An athlete who, when it came down to it, always managed to get the best out of himself. Pieter van den Hoogenband is Chef de Mission of the Dutch team during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Why Pieter van den Hoogenband Book as a speaker ?

The cool way Pieter van den Hoogenband talks about his successes only make his performance more impressive. Pieter tells how he pushed his boundaries and made a difference with the rest of the world’s top.

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An enthusiastic Pieter van den Hoogenband was present at the opening of swimming pool De Fluit in Leidschendam. He gave a swim clinic to swimming club AZL which was supported by a pop choir in the swimming room. After the clinic, he made enough time to shoot pictures and sign autographs.

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Biography

Pieter van den Hoogenband is one of the most successful Dutch athletes. Like many top athletes, Pieter started at a young age. Already in his youth he excelled by breaking Dutch records in his age group. A beautiful sports career lay ahead. Pieter van den Hoogenband proved to be excellent. When it really mattered, he was always there. After the two fourth places in 1996, all eyes were directed at Pieter van den Hoogenband during the 2000 Olympic Games. That he was resistant to the pressure turned out during the 100 and 200 meters freestyle. On both numbers he became Olympic champion! On the 100 meters he left Popov behind and on the 200 meters Thorpe. Four years later, at the Athens Games, Pieter van den Hoogenband managed to prolong his title in the 100 meters. A historic achievement because reaching the top is easier than staying there. After his active career Pieter van den Hoogenband has remained involved in the top sport. As manager of the Topsport Community, he is a ‘spider in the web’ between sport, business and science. Together with Lifeguard he is committed to achieve a healthier and more vital society. He can also call himself Chef de Mission of our EYOF team (European Youth Olympic Festival) in Gyor 2017, and he takes care of the analyses on behalf of Eurosport during International tournaments. Pieter is also chief ambassador for Metakids and the Amsterdam City Swim. In 2018 he was appointed Chef de Mission of the Dutch teams for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

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Highlights

  • Four-time World Champion 200 meters freestyle 1999
  • Three-time Sportsman of the year 1999, 2000 and 2004
  • Three-time Olympic Gold winner 2000 and 2004

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