Bas van de Goor

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Bas van de Goor
Bas van de Goor
Medal record
Men's volleyball
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team competition
European Championships
Gold medal – first place Netherlands 1997 Team competition

Sebastiaan Jacques Henri "Bas" van de Goor (born September 4, 1971 in Oss) is a retired volleyball player from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996. He was elected twice as the most valuable player of the Olympic (1996-2000).

At his Olympic debut he won the gold medal, alongside his younger brother and three-time Olympian Mike, by defeating arch rivals Italy (3-2) in the final. Four years later, Van de Goor ended up in fifth place at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

His national volleyball coach Joop Alberda referred to him as the 'Michael Jordan of volleyball.'[1]

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".[2]