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NOS to remain home of Dutch skating

The KNSB, the governing body of ice skating in the Netherlands, has extended its media-rights agreement for the sport’s national championships with public-service broadcaster NOS.

The new four-season contract will run from 2018-19 to 2021-22. The two last signed a similar four-season agreement in July 2014; that deal ran from 2014-15 to 2017-18.

NOS will cover the Dutch championships in long track skating, marathon, short track, figure skating and inline skating. Commenting on the extended deal, NOS general manager Gerard Timmer said “skating is part of Dutch culture”.

The 2018-19 Dutch skating season commences on Friday, with qualification events for various World Cups.