The Latvian Olympic Committee Official Website for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games 22.02.2024
Summary in English

Aldons Vrublevskis President of the Latvian OCThe XXI Olympic Winter Games, taking place from 12th to 28th February 2010 in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, are numerously the biggest Olympic Winter Games regarding the number of countries and participants.

Experience, youth and passion are the key words highlighting the qualities of the Latvian Olympic team in Vancouver. For some of our athletes the Vancouver Games are already the 6th Olympic Winter Games. We are proud of having in our team the recent European Champion and the winner of the World Cup 2010 in skeleton – Martins Dukurs. Haralds Silovs has managed to qualify for the Games like no one else in the world – as the European Champion in short track he will compete in both – short track and speed skating – events. An excellent achievement is also the Latvian Olympic Ice – Hockey Team’s ability to participate in the third Olympic Winter Games, in turn. Our country is broadly represented also in bobsleigh, biathlon, luge sport, snowboard and different skiing events. With such a big team Latvia may be equally ranked among the leading winter sport countries of the world.

I do wish a good luck and a successful performance to all our athletes! Let the effort and hard work invested by the athletes, their coaches, doctors, assistants and supporters bring good results in Vancouver and a lot of pleasure to Latvia!

I do also wish a good success to the Canadian colleagues who are the hosts of the Games, as well as to all our rivals – let all of us have a good luck!

There is only one single Olympic Champion per discipline, but the Olympian is every single athlete competing for the medal...

Aldons Vrublevskis
Latvian Olympic Committee´╗┐

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