Our biggest events

The following events have been organized with the involvement of TIG Sports to a greater or lesser extent:

Volvo Ocean Race Finish The Hague 2018

In 2018, TIG Sports and the municipality of The Hague organized The Finish of the Volvo Ocean Race. In total, 337,542 people came to watch the races and enjoy one of the many other activities at the Race Village.

“The promise was to organise the ‘ Biggest Finish Ever ‘ in the Hague. I can tell you, that was successful. A new standard is set in the Hague!”

Richard Brisius, President van de Volvo Ocean Race

World Championships Short Track 2017

In 2017, TIG Sports organized the KPN World Championships Short Track along with the KNSB in Rotterdam Ahoy. The Sports Palace was converted into a ‘short-track’ Palace for the occasion with a temporary ice floor, spectacular lights and sound. With a sold-out final weekend Rotterdam went crazy. Watch aftermovie.

“I am proud that we have succeeded in getting a short-track event of this size to the Netherlands. This is very important to continue to stimulate the growth of the sport and we have set a new standard with the World Cup in 2017. In 2021 we will raise the bar even higher.”

Cees Juffermans, Former short tracker & tournament director of the World Championships Short Track 2017

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 2017

Rotterdam was the decor of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and the World Championships triathlon for paratriathleten, promises (under 23 years), juniors, elite and agegroup-athletes mid-september 2017. It was for the first time the best triathletes in the world competed for world titles on the sprint and Olympic distance in the Netherlands.
The Grand Final was organized by the Dutch Triathlon Federation (NTB) and TIG Sports in collaboration with the city of Rotterdam and attracted over 13,500 visitors along the trail in the inner city supporting 4600 participants.

2016 European Athletics Championships

It was been a while since a large athletics event took place at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, but it was packed during several days. There were more than 125,000 tickets sold, with which surpassed the expectation of 100,000.

“It was a fantastic Athleticsparty, as we always envisioned it to be”

Ellen van Langen, golden medalist athletics at the Olympic Games 1992

Olympic Experience 2016

The Olympic Experience was organized for the first time in 2016. Visitors could try out al kinds of sports and there were clinics given by former Olympic athletes. In addition, you could also watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on big screens. In total, more than 100,000 spectators visited the event.

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015

This Championship was the first hosted by the Netherlands, the first staged across multiple host cities, and the first edition to act as an Olympic qualification opportunity for Rio 2016. 

Over 110,000 fans passed through the gates across The Hague, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn and Rotterdam, with 95,000 local children participating in side events related to the tournament and 2,355 successfully smashing the world record for the most amount of people playing volleyball in one location. 

“This year’s World Championships have exceeded all expectations. The organising committee, Dutch Volleyball Federation and promoter set a spectacular stage for our athletes with a unique four city concept and the buzzing atmosphere created by the world’s best fans in full-capacity stadiums provided the players with a fantastic stage to perform on. This has been the best ever FIVB event in the history of beach volleyball with great organisation, fantastic matches, excellent crowds and teams from all around the world. I would like to congratulate TIG and NEVOBO for the outstanding results of this tournament which has taken beach volleyball to another level.”

Ary Graça, President FIVB

2014 Hockey World Cup

The thirteenth edition of the Hockey World Cup for men was from 31 May to 15 June 2014 in The Hague. For the first time since the 1998, the World Championships for women competed at the same time and place. The event attracted 289,000 people to the city of The Hague. Most of them saw one of the matches in the stadium.

2014 Hockey World Cup in The Hague

2014 World Rowing Championships

The 2014 World Rowing Championships were from 24 to 31 August at the Bosbaan in Amsterdam. The week-long tournament took place for the 45th time. The Saturday and Sunday of the final weekend were sold-out and total number of visitors is estimated at 40,000.