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The gold that is not for sale, value is lifetime (9/17/2016)
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The gold that is not for sale, value is lifetime.

The men of hockey coach Max Caldas go for gold in Rio. Caldas makes a new wind blowing. He demands full commitment. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Orange came up with thirty men last year centrally together at Papendal. It marked the end career Klaas Vermeulen (only 26 years) and Wouter Jolie. The cast around Orange, that it can with trips to ordinary life or a short break for the Hockey India League (HIL) is over. Everyone must fully committed to go for Gold in Rio.


The reality will be, let my dead body mentality to win everything, that is the key. Silver in London in 2012 was nice, but gold in Rio is all that counts, which it was not. And the competition is fierce. India is also a dangerous outsider.

Caldas made his trip to South America choosing the doubters simple. Internationals are still free to choose for the HIL, but it is also a 'no' against the Dutch team. The guys that are exclusive and fully committed to the Dutch team are so filtered out with the training camp in South America.

In January Caldas had a practice scheduled trip to Argentina and Brazil. That period coincided exactly with the HIL, the four -week competition where players can earn at least $20,000. Some get there $60,000 straight away. The HIL is a super league and important for the globalization of the sport of hockey. Only there the players is not to do. They just look at their wallets.

Caldas thereby moreover found no extreme act. With world champion Australia they are also doing so. Coach Ric Charlesworth banned ahead of World Cup hockey in The Hague in the game to play in the Dutch league. They deserve here equal amounts to the Dutch in India. The yield is Australia won gold in The Hague.

Translated it means for internationals perhaps a gold medal in Rio, they cost between thirty and one hundred thousand Euros. But it is gold that is not for sale. And the unique value will last a lifetime.

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