Join us for an Ivy Circle event on Thursday February 17th. The Kellogg Alumni Club of Benelux presents “The Road To Gold” with Olympic gold medalist Bas van de Goor at the Olympic Experience, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam.


Bas van de Goor will present the inspiring story of the Dutch national volleyball team’s gold medal journey at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.


All entrance fees will be donated to benefit the cystic fibrosis research charity ‘Run for you Son’.


Olympic Experience
Olympisch Stadion
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Details

Presentation “The Road to Gold”

Bas would like to talk about the Dutch national team’s road to Atlanta. What were the goals of the team? Who were the players and how did the coach form them into a team? Towards the end of the Olympic cycle and just before the Olympics, tension rises and they had to deal with the pressure both from within and outside the team.  How did they cope with that until the last moment? He will share examples and anecdotes that will motivate and inspire you. Afterwards, Bas looks forward to meeting with you.


€20pp payable to Ivy Circle Netherlands account 5714821 (IBAN: NL19INGB0005714821, BIC: INGBNL2A).


Please include your full name and ‘Kellogg 17Feb’ in the payment.

(all entrance fees will be donated to 'Run for your Son')


Register By Email

Register before Feb 11th with Eylard Wurpel.

Deadline: 2/11/2011


7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Doors open

8:00 PM-10:30 PM: Presentation

Speaker Profiles

Bas van de Goor (Speaker)

Bas van de Goor (1971) is a former Dutch volleyball player who won the Olympic gold medal with his teammates during the 1996 Summer Olympics. This achievement was voted the most memorable sport event of the twentieth century. In 2003, Bas was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 and a few years later, he started his own foundation with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and sports.


Chantal van de Boom, '09 

Other Information

Good Cause
All proceeds will be donated to the project 'Run for your Son', an initiative to raise money for a medicine for CF (Cystic Fibrosis). Please check the website for more info.
The Olympic Experience
The Olympic Experience is the interactive multimedia public center of the Olympic Stadium. It puts sport in the spotlight in a unique way. Using film footage from the archives of NOS Studio Sport and photos of the ANP, the visitor is taken on a journey through past, present and future of Dutch sports. The oldest sports film shown is from 1924.