The Fanny Blankers-Koen Games (FBK-Games) is the number one Dutch top athletics event in The Netherlands. On May 29th 2011 the 29th edition will take place at the FBK-Stadium in Hengelo. A lot of international athletes will be present together with the best Dutch athletes.
On the 6th of July 1981 the first edition of the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games was held at the FBK-Stadium in Hengelo. From this moment on this yearly recurring event has grown to become the most important athletics event in The Netherlands and therefore has an unique status. In 1983 the Games were officially recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Athletes like coming to Hengelo. This is not only due to the great athletics facilities but also to the professional organization of the Games. About 450 volunteers play an important role in the organization. Without them the event couldn't be organized in this professional way. In the past top athletes as Carl Lewis, Leroy Burrel, Sebastian Coe, Ellen van Langen, Marion Jones and of course Kenenisa Bekele and "Mr. Hengelo" Haile Gebreselassie visited Hengelo.
For more information please visit our new updated website http://www.fbk-games.nl/
* 100m, 800m, 1500m, 110m Hurdles, 5000m, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Discus Throw, Shot Put (on Saturday), if possible: 4x100m Relay
* 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, 100m Hurdles, 5000m, High Jump
Hengelo is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. The city lies along the motorways A1/E30 and A35 and it has a station for the International Amsterdam - Hannover - Berlin service. The climate in Holland is temperate and very similar to that of the United Kingdom with summer temperatures ranging from 20°c – 25°c in July and August and winter temperatures in December and January ranging from 0°c to 10°c.
The Netherlands receives a fairly steady flow of rainfall throughout the year with April and May on average being the driest months.