The Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2020 is awarded posthumously to Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, honorary rector of the University of Antwerp. The laureate received this title for his commitment and great contribution to university sport. Alain Verschoren was not only extremely popular within the University of Antwerp, he was also a prominent member of the Panathlon International family. Alain Verschoren was, as Chairman of the University of Antwerp & Panathlon Drawing and Photo Contests, an eminent ambassador of fair play in university sport. The award was received by his wife, Lin Van de Cruys.
On 16 February in Antwerp the yearly Panathlon & PCU Antwerp Sports Personality Awards were awarded.
As each year three UAntwerp student-athletes were nomited for the “Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award”. The award was won judoka Lien Meeuwssen. Other nominees were Laura Puyten (Equestrian – Dressage) and Steven Pattyn (Cycling – Road). The award is ment to highlight all the hard work spent by student-athletes combining their studies and their sports. As the event could not take place in physical form, the winner was announced through video below.
This year, the award ceremony of the Panathlon Antwerp & PCU Antwerp Sports Personalities will be held online. The Honorary Rector Francis baron Van Loon Award, will be handed out to one of the three nominated elite athletes who study at the University of Antwerp:
– Laura Luyten (equestrianism, dressage)
– Lien Meeuwssen (judo, -70kg)
– Steven Pattyn (cycling, road)
Find out on 16 February in the Facebook event who will be awarded as @UAntwerpen top sports student of the year 2020. In addition, Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, honorary rector of the University of Antwerp, posthumously awarded the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2020 trophy for the great contributions he has made to the student sports. More info through the UAntwerp website.
Date: May, 21st
Time: 3.pm – 5.pm (Lisbon time)
▪️Mário Almeida (Portugal) – Panathlon Lisbon
▪️Gabriel Kotchofa (Benin/Russia) – PCU Committee
▪️António Bramante (Brazil) – Panathlon Brazil
▪️Nils Van de Velden (Belgium) – Panathlon Antwerp
▪️Simona Callo (Italy) – Panathlon International
At a time when sporting activities and competitions are practically canceled, worldwide, international Panathlon leaders are on a panel to reflect on this whole situation and the future recovery, in addition to the other challenges in ethics and fairplay in sport.
On February 18 in Antwerp the yearly Panathlon & PCU Antwerp Sports Personality Awards were awarded.
Winner of the Panathlon Fair Play Award was Gert Vande Broek, coach of the Belgian National Volleyball Women team.
As each year three UAntwerp student-athletes were nomited for the “Francis Van Loon” award. The award was won by Ju Jitsu-star Marion Decrop. Other nominees were Sebastien De Meulemeester (Swimming) and Lise Jaques (Badminton). The award is ment to highlight all the hard work spent by student-athletes combining their studies and their sports.
On the Panathlon Antwerp meeting was devoted to the celebration next year (2020) of 100 years Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. In Antwerp for the first time the Olympic Oath was taken and the first Olympic flag was presented at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The alderman of sports of Antwerp Ludo Van Campenhout gave away some interesting events the Stad Antwerpen will organise next year within the framework of the celebration.
Awarding ceremony of the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personalities 2018 took place yesterday, 19 February 2019 in the beautiful Grauwzusters Cloister of the University of Antwerp.
The winner of the Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon award as top sport student of the University of Antwerp is Arthur De Sloover, 2018 World Champion, Belgian field hockey player, who plays as a defender for the Belgium national team Red Lions.
Michel Pradolini is honored the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2018 award for his exceptional work as chairman at the SC City Pirates Antwerp and valuable contribution to ethics in sport.
Following the award ceremony, the alderman of sports of Antwerp Ludo Van Campenhout congratulated the winners and nominees.
Yesterday, 6 December 2018, the last Panathlon Antwerp meeting of this year took place in the University of Antwerp Club.
Thanks to the guest speaker Michel Pradolini it was a fascinating evening. The many social commitments of the City Pirates led by Michel are impressive and an example for others.
Following this successful evening it was concluded that Michel Pradolini is more than deserved the Panathlon Antwerp laureate of the Sports Personalities 2018 that takes place on 19 February 2019 at the Grauwzuster Campus of the University of Antwerp.
Panathlon Antwerp Golf Initiation took place yesterday in the Golfclub Three Oaks. The Panathlon members and guests had the opportunity to try all the aspects of the game.
Following the Golf Initiation there was a dinner with guest speaker Pieter Smets, he was talking about the ‘Social sporting practices’.
The yearly Sports Personalities evening was traditionally held at the University of Antwerp on February 15, 2018.
The ceremony started with Welcome words by Luc Verguts, Panathlon Antwerp President, who stressed the importance of Ethics and Fair Play in sports. Then guest speaker, Willy Van Hove – famous Belgian announcer at a lot of Belgian running and athletics events – spoke about the magic of the marathon.
Five students of the University of Antwerp who successfully combine their studies with their sports career were nominated for the Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award 2017. University of Antwerp students jad voted in the previous weeks and out of five nominees Basten Caerts, Belgian swim champion and Social-Economic Sciences student who broke no less than 7 Belgian records in 2017, was awarded the trophy.
The Panathlon Antwerp Sport Personality Award 2017 has been presented to
Hanna Mariën, former sprinter and bobsledder (gold 4x100m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 6th place two-man bobsleigh at the 2014 Sochi Olympics) for the valuable contribution she has made to Ethics in Sports during her active career and afterwards.
A special addition to the Sport Personality awards ceremony was the first exposition of the 15 selected art works of the PCU Drawing Contest 2017, which the guests were able to see before the selection of the three winners.