Jan Willem van den Hondel

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Jan Willem van den Hondel
Personal information
Full name Johannes Willem van den Hondel
Nationality Dutch
Born (1957-07-24) July 24, 1957 (age 59)
Height 1.75 m (5.7 ft)
Sailing career
Class(es) 470
Updated on 2014-01-09.

Johannes Willem "Jan Willem" van den Hondel (born July 24, 1957, in Gouda) is a sailor from the Netherlands. Since the Netherlands boycotted the Moscow Olympic Games Van den Hondel represented his National Olympic Committee at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Tallinn, USSR under the Dutch NOC flag. With Henk van Gent as helmsman, Van den Hondel took the 4th place in the 470.


Several countries boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics, others like France did not go since they found the competition devaluated. As result only half of the expected fleet was present during the Olympic regattas.