Gordel underway around Brussels

5th September 2010, Comments 1 comment

The Gordel or"Belt"is Belgium's largest mass sports event. It was initially set up to underline the Flemish character of the municipalities around Brussels and has today turned into a day of fun for the entire family.

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  • Michael posted:

    on 6th September 2010, 01:15:13 - Reply

    Saying it has "turned into a day of fun for the entire family" is misleading, as even the organiser says its future depends on the possible political agreements being negotiated. It is also used every year by politicians to make political statements. In Brussels, it is perceived pretty much like the Orange marches through Catholic neighbourhoods in Northern Ireland.