NESTE WORLD RX OF LATVIA INCLUDED IN BOOK LATVIJAS SPORTA LEPNUMS 100
Today, on October 29, Latvian Sports Museum hosted a book publishing event for Latvijas Sporta Lepnums 100 (Latvian Sports Pride 100), with the FIA World Rallycross Championship round Neste World RX of Latvia being mentioned as one of the most important events in Latvian sports history.
“We can take pride in every athlete who represents Latvia in events around the world, fighting for a spot on the podium, and we have many such athletes. The athletes and events included in this book, speaking in sports terminology, are just the highlights. They are the best of the best. The achievements of those included have not been forgotten, they have stood the test of time and still remind us of the capabilities of sports in Latvia,” says Kārlis Šadurskis, the Latvian Minister of Science and Education.
This book is one of the most ambitious collaborations in the past few years, with 27 authors, 29 photographers, organizations and individuals coming together. The 480-page long book includes inspiring and emotional stories, more than 400 illustrations and photos from the Latvian sports museum, Latvian Olympic Committee, Rīga Motor Museum, as well as the archives of the Latvian sports federations and individuals. Put together, this forms an impressive and true story the past 100 years of sports in Latvia – from the first Latvian Olympiad to the Olympic games in 2018. From seemingly small things that grew in time to become sporting achievements of great individuals.
The book is like a mirror of our nation’s will to compete. Let the stories about our sports legends – Olympic, World, and European champions – inspire us to be better, stronger and happier! Latvian Ministry of Science and Education and the Latvian Sports Museum would like to thank everyone involved – the athletes, sports organizations, authors, and all the supporters for their selfless work and ideas, to come together and create a fantastic look into the history of sports, giving another beautiful gift to Latvia on its one-hundredth anniversary!
This book was created in collaboration with IZM Department of Sports, LOK, LSFP, LSPA, LSVS, LOA.
FIA World Rallycross Championship event Neste World RX of Latvia 2018 is possible thanks to the title sponsor Neste, as well as the Latvian Ministry of Science and Education, Live Riga, and our partner Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD).
News about the FIA World Rallycross Championship event Neste World RX of Latvia are available on social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. When communicating on social media, we suggest using the hashtag #NesteLatviaRX, which would make it possible to gather all rallycross related posts in one place.