What sports is Latvia good at?

Why is basketball more popular than football in Lithuania and Latvia? – Quora. This is because both nations became European champions in the 30s. They continued their successes in the 50s (though Latvia became more involved and successful with ice hockey since then), also during all Soviet Union time.

Is Latvia good at basketball?

Mostly yes — the community traveling teams seem pretty good (judging by American standards), and it is certainly a popular sport here in Latvia. Hockey is still #1, but the gap is closing since so many Latvians are doing well in world-class basketball now.

Who is the most famous Latvian?

Famous people from Latvia

  • Ernests Gulbis. Tennis Player. Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player. …
  • Mark Rothko. Painting Artist. …
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballerina. …
  • Sergei Eisenstein. Film costumer designer. …
  • Vitas. Alternative rock Artist. …
  • Gidon Kremer. Violinist. …
  • Heinz Erhardt. Film Actor. …
  • Mikhail Tal. Chess Player.

Why are Latvians so pretty?

If you’ve ever laid eyes on at least one of them, you’ve probably asked yourself: why are Latvians so beautiful? The answer is simple: genetics and hard work. With the genetics aspect of this, Latvian girls have physical features very typical of this region of Europe.

What animals live in Latvia?

Many varied animals live in Latvia. The forests are home to badgers, beavers, foxes, wolves, bats, hedgehogs, weasels, lynxes and elk. The marshes are home to otters, minks and herons, and the coastal waters provide shelter to sea turtles, water birds and gray seals.

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