Saturday, June 23, 2007

Daughter for Pieter van den Hoogenband

VDH's daughter was born today! Pieter and his wife Minouche named their little girl Daphne. Both mother and child are doing well.

"This is the best day of my life!", a proud father claims.

Pieter didn't join his team mates on training camp in Beijing this month as his first child was due this month as well.

Congratulations to Pieter and his wife Minouche from all of us!


Anonymous Ton said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd..! Veel geluk toegewenst met het mooiste geschenk wat je als mens kunt krijgen....


3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pieter & Minouche!

3:34 AM  
Anonymous glicine said...

pity that you were not in Beijing. But we are all happy for you and your family.

Congratulations to the proud new father and best wishes from China

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from Portugal!!!


1:47 AM  
Blogger wombat said...

congrats!Daphne's a good name.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Rory said...

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7:20 PM  
Blogger Team Darfur said...

Dear Pieter,

I am writing to you about a nonprofit I co-founded called Team Darfur in hopes that you'd take a second to learn about our campaign and consider joining.

Team Darfur is an international coalition of over 200 Olympic and professional athletes from over 40 countries committed to raising awareness for and brining an end to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Team Darfur is a nonprofit for athletes, run by two former athletes, Joey Cheek and myself. Cheek won gold at the 2006 Olympics in speed skating and I played water polo at UCLA through 2006 (no Olympic medals for me, but I'll live with a NCAA title…)

I am hoping you'd be interested in taking a look at our campaign and potentially signing our charter at, as an elite athlete yourself. If you choose to sign, we will ship you a welcome package with our Team Darfur gear and some other great swag.

We are launching many exciting campaigns in the next 7 months and it would be an honor to include you in it. Please feel free to ask me any questions and thank you for your time.

Best of Luck,

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking a stand against Human rights violations!! I wish more people were like you. Thank you once again!!

4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beste Pieter.
Je bent goeie gast.
Je hart op de goede plaats.
Veel geluk toegewenst met je dochter.
't ga je goed.
free tibet


8:56 PM  
Blogger Fagner Abrêu said...

You are fantastic...

3:55 PM  
Blogger margaretdb said...


Looking forward to seeing you swimming at the Olympics.

You made the Sydney Olympics so wonderful to watch and a credit your yourself, your family, your team and your country.

I met you when you came to Brisbane and you really were so nice.

Good luck at the Olympics.

4:56 AM  

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