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Marijke Fleuren

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Marijke Fleuren is the president of the European Hockey Federation (EHF) and International Hockey Federation (FIH) Executive Board member. She was accepted as Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2014.[1].

Before starting her work for the EHF, Fleuren was an active member of the Leidse and Oegstgeester Mixed Hockey Club. She was also member of the board, and vice-president of the Dutch National Field Hockey organisation ('KNHB'). She was made an honorary member of the KNHB in 2002[1]. She has been the president of the EHF since August 2011[2], and started a second term as president in 2015[3][4].

Fleuren is a strong proponent of gender equality in sport, and is a member of the IOC Women in Sport Commission[5][6]. In November 2018 she received the FIH President's Award for her role in the advancement of hockey in Europe and gender equality in hockey[7].


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  5. Mar, 8; Featured, 2018 | (2018-03-08). "Marijke Fleuren- EHF President and FIH Executive Board member- pushing for progress in equality". Home of The European Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  6. "Tayyab Ikram and Marijke Fleuren appointed to IOC commissions – Asian Hockey Federation". Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  7. "Hofman in FIH Atleten Commissie, awards voor Marijke Fleuren en KNHB". KNHB (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2018-12-12.

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