Flanders will invest 15.8 million euros in high-level sports infrastructure, Flemish Sports Minister Philippe Muyters (New Flemish Alliance) announced on Thursday. The money is to allow the region to develop training centres and sports medical treatment for top athletes.
Tennis player David Goffin and athlete Nafissatou Thiam were named Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year at the 51st Sports Gala.
Hosting the Euro 2020 football tournament would have earned Brussels about 100.3 million to 123 million euros, l’Echo daily reported on Thursday, based on the memoir of a student of the Solvay Brussels School.
Belgian supporters that don’t have tickets for the World Cup in Russia next summer will be able to buy one on the FIFA website from Tuesday the 5th of December.
“The issue of the National Stadium is the symbol of Belgium which is not, or no longer, working,” the first alderman of the City of Brussels, Alain Courtois of the Reformist Movement (MR), said on Friday in an interview with Bel RTL.
Nafissatou Thiam has been voted female athlete of the year 2017 by IAAF, the International Athletics Federation.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is thinking of changing the League of Nations, which will start in September 2018, to make it intercontinental.

Red Devils lose key sponsor

Thursday, 05 October 2017 19:07
The Verelst Construction Company, a key sponsor of the Belgian Football Federation, URBSFA, for 10 years now, has ended its collaboration with the federation.
Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam has every chance of being elected Female European Athlete of the Year for 2017. The European Athletic Association (EAA) announced on Twitter on Wednesday that the world heptathlon champion was one of four finalists for the title.
The Red Devils today begin preparations for their last two qualifiers for the 2018 Football World Cup: against Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Saturday, October 7, and on Tuesday, October 10, against Cyprus.