Hans den Oudendammer says goodbye as CEO of Rotterdam Topsport

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The Longines FEI European Championships Showjumping, Dressage and Paradressage are the last event for Hans den Oudendammer as CEO of Rotterdam Topsport, an organisation that works to make Rotterdam the best city for sports it can be. For years, Den Oudendammer has given his all to this cause and has in this capacity been closely connected to CHIO Rotterdam. At an official farewell yesterday, his many achievements for (equestrian) sports in Rotterdam were celebrated.

Rotterdam Topsport helps to promote Rotterdam as a city for sports by helping to win and organise various top sporting events. Additionally, they support sport clubs and ensure the best possibles surroundings for new talent to perform in prime sporting venues and talent centres. They focus on sports and organisations that suit the Rotterdam DNA: worldly, boundary breaking and no nonsense.

Rotterdam Topsport is an important partner for both CHIO Rotterdam en the European Championships. In addition to helping win the event for the city and lending a hand in the organisation, Rotterdam Topsport has contributed to the side events program held before, during and after the European Championships to give back to the community.

Hans den Oudendammer has planned his goodbye as CEO for this event, as he and his team have put in many years into the realisation of this event. Yesterday, he was surprised with an official farewell at the venue, in which he was thanked for his many years with Rotterdam Topsport and his commitment as partner of CHIO Rotterdam throughout the years. ,,I really did not see this coming, what a wonderful things for them to throw this gathering for me. I have been coming to CHIO Rotterdam for many years, so that makes it extra special that this in my last event.''

Thank you again Hans and Rotterdam Topsport for all these years of working together!

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