• Fanny Blankers-Koen

    Fanny Blankers-Koen

    Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004) was a Dutch track and field athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She competed there as a 30-year-old mother of two, earning her the nickname "the flying housewife", and was the most successful athlete at the event.

  • Fanny Blankers-Koen Games

    Fanny Blankers-Koen Games

    The FBK Games is an annual track and field event at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadion in Hengelo, Netherlands as part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings. It was first organized in 1981. Its name honours Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games.

  • Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadion

    Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadion

    Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadion (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfɑni ˈblɑŋkərs ˈkun ˌstaːdijɔn]) is a multi-use stadium in Hengelo, Netherlands. It is currently used mostly for athletics meets, especially the annual Fanny Blankers-Koen Games. It holds 15,200 people and is named after the Dutch athlete, Fanny Blankers-Koen. The stadium was originally known as Stadion Veldwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈstaːdiˌjɔn ˈvɛltʋɛik ]), but changed to its current name in 1981.

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