Latvia national teams sports uniforms wanted

"The uniform of a national team is an honour and a responsibility. It is a pride – you’re not just fighting for your dreams, you are representing your country, your supporters, your fans," says Ineta Radēviča, an athlete who is giving her uniform of London’s Olympics to Latvia Sports Museum and it begins the action Latvia national teams sports uniforms wanted.

During this action, all former and current athletes are called to present Latvia national team uniform – a witness of athlete’s success – to the museum. The uniforms will be available for viewers in Latvian Annual Sports Awards ceremony 2014 that will take place on 23rd of December 2014 in Culture palace Ziemeļblāzma.

Uniform of Ineta Radēviča is a witness of a real sports drama. In London Olympic Games in 2012, in long jump, she achieved her best result of the season in her first jump, but for a bronze medal, it was 1 centimetre short. "For me this uniform is a reminder of who I am, where I come from, what was I fighting for and how overwhelming the emotions of this fight where," tells the athlete, who’s list of achievements contains the title of European champion in 2010 and a bronze medal in World championship in 2011.

The action will take place until December 19 and its aim is to remind about the huge work that athletes must put in to achieve great results and win medals. All athletes – the active ones and those who have finished the sports career, who would like to participate, are called to deliver the uniforms to Latvia Sports Museum in Old Riga, 9 Alksnāja Street, until the 19th of December.

During Latvian Annual Sports Awards ceremony 2014 sixteen prizes in various nominations  will be presented: Athlete of the Year (male), Athlete of the Year (female), The Best Technical Sports Athlete, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year in Team Sports, Team of the Year in Individual Sports, The Rising Star of the Year, The Sports Event of the Year, The Prize for the Will to Contend (latvian – Par cīņas gribu), an Example in Sports (latvian – Paraugs sportā), the Sports Teacher of the Year, the Special Award of Latvia Paralympic Committee, Lifetime Achievement in Latvia Sports Award, the Most Popular Athlete in Latvia, the Special Award of Latvian Olympic Committee and the Special Award of the Television of Latvia. Candidates for these nominations where moved forward by the councils of sports federations, the representatives of Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC), sports journalists and other experts of the field. The winners where determined by the jury.

This is the 10th most significant sports awards presentation ceremony organized by LOC and Igo Japiņa Sporta aģentūra. Traditionally the ceremony marks the end of sports year and the most exceptional athletes, coaches and teams are being congratulated on their success as well as the most significant sports events are celebrated. Latvian Annual Sports Awards ceremony is organised with the cooperation of Latvijas Dzelzceļš PLC, Rīgas Brīvostas pārvalde and Interbaltija, the general sponsors of Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC) – Latvijas Mobilais Telefons Ltd. and Latvijas Valsts meži PLC, sponsors of LOC – Swedbank PLC and Latvijas Gāze PLC, cooperation partners of LOC – Moller auto Krasta and LDz Ritošā sastāva serviss.

Informāciju sagatavoja:
Inese Blaune (SIA Prospero)