|Date||Early January (since 1971)|
|Region||Rotterdam, the Netherlands|
|Editions||35 (as of 2017)|
The Six Days of Rotterdam is a six-day track cycling race held annually in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The event was first held in 1936.
Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the Netherlands. It is in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland. The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area, with a population of approximately 2.7 million, is the 13th-largest in the European Union and the most populous in the country.
Sparta Rotterdam is a Dutch professional football club based in Rotterdam. Established on 1 April 1888, Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands.
The North Sea Jazz Festival is an annual festival held each second weekend of July in the Netherlands at the Ahoy venue. It used to be in The Hague but since 2006 it has been held in Rotterdam. This is because the Statenhal where the festival was held before was demolished in 2006. As of 3 November 2017 the festival officially will be known as the NN North Sea Jazz Festival.
Rotterdam Ahoy is a convention centre and multi-purpose arena located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Opened in 1950, the complex consists of three main venues: a fairs and event hall, a congress and conference centre, and the Ahoy Arena. The Ahoy Arena, was opened on 15 January 1971 and since April 2019 has an increased seating capacity of 16,426.
The European Cup is an annual baseball tournament, sanctioned and created by the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB). The tournament features the top teams of the professional baseball leagues in Europe.
The Rotterdam Open is a professional men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is part of the ATP Tour 500 series on the ATP Tour and has been held annually at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The Rotterdam Marathon, currently branded NN Rotterdam Marathon, is an annual marathon that has been held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands since 1981. It has been held in April every year since the third edition in 1984, and attracts many top athletes. It has also been ranked as one of the top 10 marathons in the world by Runner's World magazine. The event is the most popular marathon in the Netherlands, followed by the marathons of Amsterdam and Eindhoven.
Iljo Keisse is a Belgian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step. Keisse races on the track and on the road, specializing himself until recently in riding six-day races. He notably has won the Six Days of Ghent seven times and reached the podium a total of 12 times.
Michael Mørkøv Christensen is a Danish professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step. He is the brother of racing cyclists Jacob and Jesper Mørkøv.
The 2000 FIVB Volleyball World League was the 11th edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 12 countries from 26 May to 16 July 2000. The Final Round was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Barry Madlener is a Dutch politician of the Party for Freedom. He was the Parliamentary leader of the Party for Freedom in the European Parliament from July 14, 2009 to September 20, 2012. He was a member of the Netherlands House of Representatives from November 30, 2006 until July 14, 2009 and has been again an MP since September 20, 2012.
The 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship was the first ever FIFA Futsal World Championship, the quadrennial international futsal championship contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It was held between 5 and 15 January 1989 in the Netherlands. It was the first non-Olympic FIFA tournament held in the country.
The 1989 ABN World Tennis Tournament was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. It was part of the Super Series of the 1989 Nabisco Grand Prix. It was the 17th edition of the tournament and was held from 6 February through 12 February 1989. Second-seeded Jakob Hlasek won the singles title.
The 1985 ABN World Tennis Tournament was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. It was part of the 1985 Nabisco Grand Prix. The tournament was held from 18 March through 24 March 1985. Unseeded Miloslav Mečíř won the singles title.
The 1982 ABN World Tennis Tournament was a tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. It was part of the 1982 Volvo Grand Prix circuit. It was the 10th edition of the tournament and was held from 15 March through 21 March 1982. Second-seeded Guillermo Vilas won the singles title.
The 1981 ABN World Tennis Tournament was a tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. It was a WCT tournament that was part of the 1981 Volvo Grand Prix circuit. It was the ninth edition of the tournament and was held from 16 March through 22 March 1981. First-seeded Jimmy Connors won the singles title, his second after 1978.
The 1980 ABN World Tennis Tournament was a tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. It was part of the 1980 Volvo Grand Prix circuit. It was the eight edition of the tournament and was held from 10 March through 16 March 1980. Unseeded Heinz Günthardt won the singles title.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was planned to be the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest would have taken place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, following the country's victory at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song "Arcade" performed by Duncan Laurence. It would have been the fifth time that the Netherlands hosted the contest, the last time having been the 1980 contest. It was due to be held at Rotterdam Ahoy. The contest was cancelled on 18 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time in the contest's 64-year history that it has been cancelled. Rotterdam is due to host the 2021 contest, although the songs selected for the 2020 contest are not eligible for the competition.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is set to be the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest is set to take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after the country won the 2019 edition. The Netherlands was due to host the 2020 contest, before it had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcasters AVROTROS, Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) and Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS), the contest will be held at Rotterdam Ahoy and will consist of two semi-finals on 18 and 20 May, and the final on 22 May 2021.
"Move" is a gospel-pop song by Swedish music group The Mamas. The song was performed for the first time in Melodifestivalen 2020, where it made it to the final. The song won Melodifestivalen with 137 points and was to represent Sweden in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, before the contest was cancelled in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It peaked at number one on the Swedish singles chart.
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