Lazdins elected new president of Latvian Olympic Committee

  • 2024-06-04
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - During today's Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC) general assembly, Raimonds Lazdins was elected the new president of the LOC.

Lazdins currently serves as the vice president of the Latvian Handball Federation.

He received the support of 61 out of 107 delegates present at the general assembly.

Also running for the post of LOC president was Viesturs Koziols, Arnis Lagzdins and Janis Reirs.

Koziols, a council member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, received 23 votes from delegates.

Reirs, who is the president of the Latvian Rowing Federation, received 12 votes.

Lagzdins, the president of the Latvian Athletics Association, received 10 votes.

Ansis Dale retraced his candidacy for the post earlier in the day.

According to LETA archives, Lazdins was previously involved in a wiretapping scandal while working as the then head of the airport's security department.

In the summer of 2015, the State Security Service asked the Riga District Prosecutor's Office to initiate criminal prosecutions against 11 airport officials and employees in connection with unauthorized wiretapping at the airport. The Prosecutor's Office later terminated the criminal proceedings against Lazdins.