These awards are presented annually by Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) to the best athletes of Netherlands who have performed exceptionally well in their sports in the given year. The winners receive "Jaap Eden Award" entitled after Jaap Eden ( the only male Dutch athlete to win world championships in both bicycle racing & speed skating).
This award is given under the following categories:
|1.||2018||Sportsman of the Year||Kjeld Nuis||Speed Skating|
|2.||2018||Sportswoman of the Year||Suzanne Schulting||Speed Skating|
|3.||2018||Disabled Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year||Bibian Mentel||Para-Snowboarding|
|4.||2017||Sportsman of the Year||Tom Dumoulin||Cycling|
|5.||2017||Sportswoman of the Year||Dafne Schippers||Athletics|
|6.||2017||Disabled Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year||Jetze Plat||Para-cycling|
|7.||2016||Sportsman of the Year||Max Verstappen||Formula One (F1)|
|8.||2016||Sportswoman of the Year||Sanne Wevers||Gymnastics|
|9.||2016||Disabled Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year||Liesette Bruinsma||Para Swimming|
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