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Six best destinations for sports lovers this warm season

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSpring and summer often bring about the finals in different sports. True lovers of sports are simply incapable of allowing such events pass by. Lidot.lv presents six of the best destinations to behold sports events and just to have a good time with friends this spring and summer.

1.World Ice Hockey Championship: Latvian ice hockey fans are sometimes called the best hockey fans. There are no borders for true fans, which is why thousands of Latvian fans accompany their team to different countries of the world every year during the World Ice Hockey Championship. This year’s championship will take place in the Czech Republic. Latvia’s ice hockey team will play matches against teams from Sweden, Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria.

2.Monaco F1 Grand Prix: this particular motorsport event is the most notable one this season. 360 km/h on the streets of Monte Carlo – a unique atmosphere made real with F1 and money. If money is not a problem, it is possible to follow this event from the comfort of a prestigious yacht-club in Monte Carlo or one of the exclusive terraces. This event will span May 21st – 24th.

3.UEFA finals: this year’s finals will be held on June 6th in Berlin. The prize money of this year’s UEFA league is more than impressive – EUR 1.25 billion. The prize of the European UEFA league has been increased from EUR 232 million to EUR 380 million – more than enough reason to compete.

4.First European Games: this event will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan this year. The first European Games are a good enough reason to open a new travel destination. The level of preparedness of this industrial and very modern city has reached an unprecedented level. The European Games will span June 12th – 28th. Athletic competition will be held in 16 Olympic and 4 non-Olympic sports. More than six thousand athletes from around the world will compete with one another for 253 medals in 52 disciplines. Latvia will be represented by 70 athletes.

5.World Beach Volleyball Championship: four Dutch cities will be holding the World Beach Volleyball Championship throughout June 26th – July 2nd. These are Amsterdam, Hague, Rotterdam and Apeldoorn. The World Beach Volleyball is held twice a year. This tradition has been going on since 1997. This year’s championship marks the tenth world championship. Organizers plan to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by holding the largest beach volleyball tournament in the world. On top of the official world championship, more than 300 volleyball fields will be set up on more than 10,000 km2 of beach in Holland.

6.Wimbledon: The tennis tournament held in Wimbledon is one of the four Big Slam tournaments – the most prestigious tennis competition there is. This event is held in the UK every year throughout June 29th – July 12th. Latvia’s best tennis player Ernests Gulbis always gives a great show. Who knows, maybe you will witness the traditional broken racket live.

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