On Wednesday, Sophie Wilford, a Belgian-French vet, will set off on this year’s Mongol Derby, the longest horse race in the world, 10 days and 1,000 kilometres through the Mongolian steppe.

Single sanction for anti-Defour tifo

Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:07
Only one official report was dealt with by the football cell of the Home Office in the case of the anti-Defour tifo displayed during the Standard-Anderlecht game on January 25th, the Home Office spokesperson announced on Wednesday, confirming the information published by La Dernière Heure (DH) that same morning.
A total of 864 incidents were registered at football matches in Belgian professional leagues during the 2014-2015 season, reveal figures from the Home Office, published in SudPresse newspapers on Friday.
Louise Carton came second in the women’s 5,000m at the European Espoirs Athletics Championships (U23) in Tallinn, Estonia on Sunday. The “21-year-old from Ostend ran the 5000 m in 15:32.75, a new record for the U23 category in Belgium. She was beaten byFrance’s Liv Westphal who came in at 15:30.61.…
The Sports Minister for the French community, René Collin, laid it on thick when talking about the National Stadium project recently.

Two new sports channels in Belgium

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:32
The “Eleven Sports network” will launch two new sports channels in Belgium.
Up to 800 policemen will be on duty each day of the third and fourth stages of the Tour de France, announced Marc Struman, federal police coordinator for Belgium, on Tuesday morning.
The Euro 2016 qualifying game between Belgium and Wales on Friday was watched live by 958,249 people on the La Une channel, 55.5% of viewers according to RTBF (French-speaking Belgian radio and television broadcasting organisation) on Monday.
The Belgium team heading for Montpellier (south of France) for the European artistic gymnastics individual championships (April 15th-19th) is made up of 6 gymnasts.
In Flanders, 76% of people aged 18 or over cycle from time to time. That’s twice as many as in Brussels and Wallonia (39%), according to a study by the automobile club VAB.