Latvian Olympic Committee

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Latvian Olympic Committee
Latvian Olympic Committee logo
Latvian Olympic Committee logo
Country/Region  Latvia
Code LAT
Created 1922
Recognized 1923, 1991
Continental
Association
EOC
Headquarters Riga, Latvia
President Aldons Vrubļevskis
Secretary General Žoržs Tikmers
Website www.olimpiade.lv

The Latvian Olympic Committee (Latvian: Latvijas Olimpiskā Komiteja or LOK) is a non-profit organization that is the National Olympic Committee for Latvia. It was created in 1922 and recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1923. Its headquarters are in Riga.

History[edit]

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 Presidents[edit]

Social media[edit]

The LOK is present on social media, with the Press Office of the Committee running an official Facebook[1] page, as well as Twitter[2] and Instagram[3] accounts. The LOK is also present on YouTube with its own channel.[4]

Latvian Olympiad[edit]

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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latvian Olympic on Facebook. Facebook. 
  2. ^ Latvian Olympic on Twitter. Twitter. 
  3. ^ Latvian Olympic on Instagram. Instagram. 
  4. ^ Latvian Olympic on YouTube. YouTube. 
  5. ^ 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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