Latvian Olympic Committee
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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.
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
- 1922-1933 Jānis Dikmanis
- 1933-1934 Roberts Plūme
- 1934-1938 Marģers Skujenieks
- 1938-1940 Alfreds Bērziņš
- 1940-1988 Committee suspended after the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union
- 1988-2004 Vilnis Baltiņš
- 2004-present Aldons Vrubļevskis
- "Gadsimts olimpiskajā kustībā" (in Latvian). Sporto.lv. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
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