Skip Navigation LinksNews > News
News
09/04/2013 12:00
Latvia's Head of State attends record-breaking edition of Lases Cup
News from the National Federations

Riga, Latvia, April 9, 2013. Latvia’s largest and most popular youth Volleyball competition, the Lases Cup, was completed this past Saturday for what was the twelve edtion since that special Volleyball festival was first introduced. This year all records in terms of entries were broken while the country’s Head of State, Mr. Andris Berzins, was also in attendance.   
The competition was split into two rounds: everything got started this past September all across Latvia with a series of qualification matches that were joined by almost 7,000 players and did run up to late March. The children did compete in twpo different age groups, especially conceived for those attending primary and secondary schools (born in 1997-2000 and 1993-1996 respectively).

The final round was joined by the winners of the prelims for a total of 116 teams plus two more from neighboring Estonia, i.e. Lahte Gymnasium and Haademeeste school. More than 1,300 players were involved in the matches of the final round with a total of 16 Volleyball courts set up in the arena that hosted the event in Latvia’s capital city.  

Latvia’s Head of State Andris Berzins was there to officially kickstart the competition; a former Volleyball player in his youth, Mr. Berzins was evidently more than happy to see so many kids come together for a Volleyball competition that has turned into a major festival and real tradition.
He was accompanied by Latvia’s best Volleyball players in present times, i.e. Gundars and Armands Celitans, who currently play in Italy (Casa MODENA) and France (PARIS Volley) respectively. The Celitans brothers are members of Latvia’s national team that this coming May will be trying to qualify for the final round of the European Championship by playing Turkey in the third and last stage of the prelims. Gundars Celitans – who stands at 202 cm – did also participate in the Lases Cup some years ago before he eventually embarked on a career as professional Volleyball player.  

The Lases Cup is much more than a purely Volleyball festival, as children are invited to join a series of side activities and special contests. This year the event was organized by the Latvian Volleyball Federation in close cooperation with the „World of Munchausen” and the Riga City Council.  

Click here for more photos of the competition and here for a set of pictures with Latvia’s Head of State Andris Berzins and the Celitans brothers

News nr. 926 of 1909
10/04/2013 11:30:00
Olympiacos wins women's national league for first time ever
08/04/2013 16:35:00
Unicaja ALMERÍA wins Spanish national league
Advanced Search
From:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
To:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Search for:
select

LiveScore
   
2018 CEV GEL M
Pool A
 
 
20:30Local Time
BELGIUM
vs.
SLOVAKIA
View
Live
20:00Local Time
ESTONIA
vs.
SWEDEN
View
Live
2018 CEV GEL M
Pool B
 
 
17:00Local Time
THE NETHERLANDS
vs.
UKRAINE
View
Live
2018 CEV GEL M
Pool C
 
 
19:00Local Time
CZECH REPUBLIC
vs.
SPAIN
View
Live
19:00Local Time
FINLAND
vs.
PORTUGAL
View
Live
2018 CEV GEL W
Pool A
 
 
17:00Local Time
BULGARIA
vs.
AZERBAIJAN
Live
2018 CEV GEL W
Pool B
 
 
20:00Local Time
CROATIA
vs.
FRANCE
View
Live
16:00Local Time
FINLAND
vs.
HUNGARY
Live
2018 CEV GEL W
Pool C
 
 
16:00Local Time
CZECH REPUBLIC
vs.
SLOVAKIA
Live
16:00Local Time
BELARUS
vs.
SPAIN
Live
2018 CEV SEL M
Pool A
 
 
18:00Local Time
LATVIA
vs.
KOSOVO
View
Live
2018 CEV SEL M
Pool B
 
 
19:00Local Time
BELARUS
vs.
HUNGARY
View
Live
17:00Local Time
CROATIA
vs.
ALBANIA
View
Live
2018 CEV SEL W
Pool A
 
 
17:00Local Time
ESTONIA
vs.
SWEDEN
Live
17:30Local Time
SWITZERLAND
vs.
KOSOVO
View
Live
2018 CEV SEL W
Pool B
 
 
19:00Local Time
ISRAEL
vs.
ALBANIA
View
Live
17:00Local Time
GEORGIA
vs.
AUSTRIA
View
Live


Calendar
Calendar
Title and navigation
<<<May 2018>>>
May 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910