Born: September 4, 1971 in Oss, Netherlands
Category: Male Indoor Player
Sebastiaan Jacques Henri "Bas" van de Goor represented the Netherlands at two consecutive Summer Olympics starting in 1996. At his 1996 Olympic debut, he won the gold medal alongside his younger brother Mike by defeating arch rivals Italy in a dramatic five set match in the final - the same year the Netherlands won the FIVB World League title in Rotterdam. Four years later, he helped lead the Netherlands to a fifth place finish at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Van de Goor played 295 international matches with the Netherlands men’s national team. He had an illustrious career in volleyball and played with prestigious clubs such as Dinamo, Treviso and Modena winning the Champions League three times. In 2003, Van de Goor was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He has founded the Bas van de Goor Foundation, aimed at "improving the quality of life for people with diabetes through sports". He also played an important role at the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships serving as the tournament director of the The Hague Grand Slam for two terms and the tournament chief at the successful Beach Volleyball World Championship.