Sport

In Belgium, sporting passion is black-yellow-red

Who could forget the performances of our champions? Eddy Merckx, nicknamed The Cannibal with his extraordinary record, Stefan Everts and his ten motocross world championship titles and Jacky Ickx, six-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. These are just some of our sporting legends like Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, former tennis number ones with no less than 11 Grand Slam titles between them.

Nafissatou Thiam

Today, those who make us dream include Nafissatou Thiam on the athletics track and Greg Van Avermaet in cycling, not forgetting our formidable Red Devils and their international stars such as Kevin De Bruyne or Eden Hazard.

Red Devils

Alongside the achievements of our sporting ambassadors above, Belgium can also pride itself on organising major sporting events. The Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix in Formula 1, the great cycling classics such as the Tour of Flanders and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Memorial Van Damme in athletics, are all examples of unmissable annual meetings…