Netherlands Antilles sportspersons now have to play for the Netherlands

As of 10 ? 10 ? 2010 the Netherlands Antilles do as such no longer exist. Curacao and Sint Maarten have obtained a status aparte (just like Aruba has had for many years), and Bonaire, Saba and Statia have baan added as a type of province to the European part of the Kingdom the Netherlands.

It has been reported that a consequence for athletes acting for the Netherlands Antilles has been that the IAAF has removed the Netherlands Antilles as a member country. For other sports (like football) the existing ?Antillean? situation would for the moment be continued. Also other sportspersons have to await the outcome of consultation between the Netherlands Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee.