we will host the basketball world championship games

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The International Basketball Federation has officially confirmed the holding of the U-19 World Championship in Daugavpils in July this year. The championship games will also be held in Riga, but it is clear that such an event has a huge potential for popularizing Daugavpils.

At a press conference in the Daugavpils Olympic Center, held on Monday, February 15, it was reported that Riga and Daugavpils will share the participating teams equally: the games of 8 teams will be held in the capital and 8 teams will play with us. The finals of the championship are also planned in Riga. In total, about 200 athletes plus accompanying persons will arrive in Daugavpils.

Mayor Igor Prelatov is sure that serious team work is ahead of us, and the championship itself should go down in the sports history of Daugavpils. For its part, the Latvian Basketball Union promised to provide full assistance, including in matters of counseling on epidemiological safety.

In Daugavpils, the main focus will be on the Olympic Center, where all the games are planned. But in the renovated basketball hall of the Palace of Culture it will be possible to conduct high-quality trainings. The main partner for the accommodation of athletes will be the Park Hotel Latgola.

The U-19 World Cup should be a welcome boost to support local businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, representatives of other spheres of business in our city will also be able to benefit from the World Cup.

The presence of spectators at the championship games is still a big question. If the epidemiological situation stabilizes, then such an opportunity, of course, will appear. In any case, live coverage and media support for the World Cup games will be provided.


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