Latvian men’s and women’s national hockey teams take part in tournaments in Korea

  • 13th February 2019
Latvian men’s and women’s national hockey teams take part in tournaments in Korea

Latvian men’s and women’s national hockey teams take part in tournaments in Koreauncaptioned image from article
From 6 to 8 February, the Latvian men’s national hockey team took part in a special tournament in South Korea’s Olympic city Gangneung held to celebrate the first anniversary of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and played against South Korea, Japan and Kazakhstan. The Latvian team, consisting mainly of players from Latvian hockey clubs, with two wins and a loss to Kazakhstan in overtime, placed second, representing our country excellently.
From 9 to 12 February, the women’s national team, taking part in a tournament of a similar format and competing with South Korean and Hungarian teams, won one point and placed third. Our girls fought hard but fortune was on their adversaries’ side this time. The Latvian-South Korean match, broadcast live on television, was watched by several hundreds of thousands of viewers.
In the context of bilateral relations between Latvia and South Korea, the tournaments were a unique opportunity to raise Latvia’s profile in South Korea and demonstrate the high level of Latvian hockey in the Gangneung Hockey Centre, where regrettably the Latvian national team did not have a chance to play during the 2018 Olympics tournaments. This is part of public diplomacy [JB emphasis], in which our athletes hold an important place by both popularising ice hockey and making the name of our country heard in South Korea. The Embassy offers special thanks to the Latvian Hockey Federation and its Vice President Viesturs Koziols, and the Korea Ice Hockey Association for organising the Legacy Cup tournament with participation of the Latvian teams. The Korean national ice hockey team might visit Latvia at the end of the year and play in a tournament hosted by Latvia.
Press Contacts:
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Korea
Address: 29, Hannam-daero 36-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04417, Republic of Korea
Telephone: (02) 2-2022-3800
Fax: (02) 2-2022-3803
E-mail: [email protected]
Original Article

Please follow and like us:

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages


  • Diplomacy has gone strongly digital, India at forefront: FS Shringla | India News 9th July 2020
    Diplomacy has gone strongly digital, adapting to the situation arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and India has been at the forefront of it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi turning challenge into opportunity to start global conversations using virtual platforms, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday. Speaking at a webinar organised by the […]
  • Disarmament blog: what’s the point of the Conference on Disarmament? 7th July 2020
    Skip to content Aidan Liddle UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament Part of Conference on Disarmament 7th July 2020 Geneva, Switzerland Disarmament blog: what’s the point of the Conference on Disarmament? The Conference on Disarmament resumed its 2020 session on Tuesday, after a break of 122 days. (We had been supposed […]

RSS Diplo Portal Belgrade

  • Serbian Protests: Police Brutality Mapped 10th July 2020
    Original Article The post Serbian Protests: Police Brutality Mapped appeared first on Diplomatic portal.
  • Најтежи дан у Војводини, умрла четири пацијента 10th July 2020
    БЕОГРАД, 10. јула (Тањуг) – Покрајински секретар за здравство Зоран Гојковић изјавио је да је је од почетка епидемије јучерашњи дан био најгори у Војводни, кад је реч о броју новозаражених и умрлих од Ковида 19. “Од последњег пресека јуче у 15 сати до сада у Војводини је од ковида умрло четворо људи, што је […]

Catalog of Destroyed and Desecrated Churches in Kosovo ( VIDEO )

How Belgrade based diplomats use Digital Diplomacy and Internet 2016

Diplo Portal Belgrade

Please follow and like us:
Scroll Up

Enjoy BIDD? Please spread the word :)