Due to the corona virus, almost all sports competitions will be stopped on May 23 this year, but in the past this was of course different. In the section When there was still sports, NU.nl looks back at sports events on the same date in previous years by means of photos.
May 23, 1998: Michael Schumacher takes his rest after qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. A day later, Mika Häkkinen wins the race. (Photo: Pro Shots)
May 23, 2001: Bayern Munich wins the Champions League after 1-1 and penalties against Valencia. It is the first time since 1976 that the German club has won the 'big eared cup'. (Photo: Getty Images)
May 23, 2007: Clarence Seedorf defeats AC Milan Liverpool (2-1) in the Champions League final in Athens. It is the fourth time that he has won the 'million ball', a record that has now been broken by Cristiano Ronaldo (5). (Photo: Pro Shots)
May 23, 2009: FC Barcelona is Spain's champion for the nineteenth time. The players are grateful to trainer Josep Guardiola. (Photo: Pro Shots)
May 23, 2013: Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer play a mixed doubles match in Paris. (Photo: Getty Images)
May 23, 2016: The Orange of national coach Danny Blind trains in Lagos, Portugal. From left to right: Riechedly Bazoer, Jeffrey Bruma, Ron Vlaar, Memphis Depay, Virgil van Dijk, Joël Veltman, Kevin Strootman and Quincy Promes. (Photo: Pro Shots)
May 23, 2017: Ajax arrives in Stockholm for the Europa League final a day later against Manchester United. (Photo: Getty Images)