Latvian Olympic Committee

The Latvian Olympic Committee (Latvian: Latvijas Olimpiskā Komiteja or LOK) is a non-profit organization that is the National Olympic Committee for Latvia. Its headquarters are in Riga.

Latvian Olympic Committee
Latvian Olympic Committee logo
Country/Region Latvia
CodeLAT
Created1922
Recognized1923, 1991
Continental
Association
EOC
HeadquartersRiga, Latvia
PresidentŽoržs Tikmers
Secretary GeneralKārlis Lejnieks
Websitewww.olimpiade.lv

HistoryEdit

The Committee was created on 23 April 1922. In 1923 it received a notice from International Olympic Committee that Latvia could take part in the next Olympic Games. After the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union in 1940, its activity was suspended. During this time, Latvians competed as part of USSR delegation.

The committee was reformed on 17 September 1988 and recognised by the IOC in 1991.

List of LOK PresidentsEdit

President Term
Jānis Dikmanis 1922-1933
Roberts Plūme 1933-1934
Marģers Skujenieks 1934-1938
Alfreds Bērziņš 1938-1940
Committee suspended after the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union 1940-1988
Vilnis Baltiņš 1988-2004
Aldons Vrubļevskis 2004-2020
Žoržs Tikmers 2020-present

Member federationsEdit

The Latvian National Federations are the organizations that coordinate all aspects of their individual sports. They are responsible for training, competition and development of their sports. There are currently 29 Olympic Summer and eight Winter Sport Federations and two another Sports Federations in Latvia.[1]

Olympic Sport federationsEdit

National Federation Summer or Winter Headquarters
Latvian Archery Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Athletics Association Summer Riga
Latvian Alpinist Association Winter Riga
Latvian Badminton Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Baseball Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Basketball Association Summer Riga
Latvian Biathlon Federation Winter Riga
Latvian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Winter Riga
Latvian Boxing Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Canoe Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Curling Federation Winter Riga
Latvian Cycling Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Equestrian Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Fencing Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Football Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Golf Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Gymnastics Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Handball Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Ice Hockey Federation Winter Riga
Latvian Judo Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Karate Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Luge Federation Winter Riga
Latvian Modern Pentathlon Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Rowing Federation Summer Jūrmala
Latvian Rugby Federation Summer Riga
Yachting Union of Latvia Summer Riga
Latvian Shooting Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Skating Association Winter Riga
Latvian Ski Federation Winter Riga
Latvian Swimming Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Table Tennis Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Taekwondo Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Tennis Union Summer Jūrmala
Latvian Triathlon Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Volleyball Federation Summer Riga
Latvian Weightlifting Federation Summer Ventspils
Latvian Wrestling Federation Summer Riga

Other federationsEdit

National Federation Headquarters
Latvian Olympic Club Riga
Latvian Skateboard Federation Riga

Latvian OlympiadEdit

Beginning in 2004, the Latvian Olympic Committee has organised a multi-sport event called the Latvian Olympiad (Latvijas Olimpiāde), usually shortly before the corresponding Olympic Games. Summer and Winter Latvian Olympiads and Youth Olympiads have been held. These are modelled on the Olympic Games, with teams representing Latvian municipalities, an opening and closing ceremony. In some cases, Olympiad competitions have served as qualifiers to the Latvian Olympic team.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Structure
  2. ^ Berzins, Karlis (8 July 2004). "Latvia holds its first ever Olympiad ahead of Athens". Baltic Times. Retrieved 29 November 2017.; "Olimpiādes" (in Latvian). Latvijas Olimpiskā komiteja. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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