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[1]
Recognized 1923, 1991
Continental
Association
EOC
Headquarters Riga, Latvia
President Aldons Vrubļevskis
Secretary General Žoržs Tikmers
Website http://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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gadsimts olimpiskajā kustībā" (in Latvian). Sporto.lv. Retrieved 2 November 2011.