Dutch news in brief, 7 June 2005

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Euro coins to carry country's name

Euro coins to carry country's name

EU finance ministers have decided that a new design of euro coins should include the country of origin on one side. Up until now, only two rules applied for the national side of the coin: there had to be 12 stars and the year of issue. But now the euro is in circulation, more foreign coins are ending up in the pockets of consumers. Finance ministers want consumers to easily see where the coins originate from, 'RTL News' reported.

Heart tests for sports stars

Top Dutch sports people will in future undergo a compulsory heart test every two years. Dutch football association KNVB said all professional players will be tested next season, while the supervisory sporting association NOC*NSF is set to follow the KNVB lead, newspaper 'Algemeen Dagblad' reported. The nation's three million amateur sports people will also be advised to undergo checks for heart problems. Doctors hope to prevent sudden heart failure.

Looming record summer for Schiphol

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is expecting its busiest summer ever. In June, July and August, the airport is expecting 13 million passengers to pass through its gates. A record 12 million people used Schiphol Airport in the summer of 2004.

Krajiceks team up for Wimbledon

Former Wimbledon champion and Dutch national Richard Krajicek will team up with his 16-year-old half sister Michaëlla in the mixed-doubles event at the prestigious London tournament. Richard retired from international tennis in June 2003 due to continued injury problems. Michaëlla is now in the top 100 after qualifying for the recent French Open.

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