Friday, May 14, 2010

2 million free bikes for FIFA World Cup

The HollandBelgium Bid, the joint candidacy of Belgium and Holland for the FIFA World Cup, today presented seven Great Goals as part of its Bid Book. The Bid Book arrived on bicycle, after having visited all participating cities. The Great Goals herald the contribution the HollandBelgium Bid will make to football, as well as to the people, society and the environment. The Bid Book and a magazine which features the Great Goals and the ambassadors of the Bid were handed over to FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter by Ruud Gullit, Paul Van Himst and Johan Cruyff in Zurich today. The HollandBelgium Bid delegation, including co-chairmen Michael van Praag and Francois De Keersmaecker as well as CEO Harry Been, arrived at FIFA House by bicycle. The bicycle ride drew attention to the green ambitions of the Bid. Bid President Ruud Gullit said: “EURO2000 is a showcase for a profitable tournament and a successful standard for joint organisation. Today we offer FIFA all the ingredients for a great football fiesta with a lasting legacy. A guarantee for success.” As a matter of course  offered 2 million bicycles for the transportation needs of visitors to the World Cup in Belgium and The Netherlands in 2018.