Olympic flag carriers for Latvia confirmed

Luger Elīza Tīruma and hockey player Lauris Dārziņš will carry the national flag of Latvia at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Dārziņš , who will also be the captain of the Latvian national hockey team, is the fifth hockey player in Latvia's history to be entrusted with carrying the Latvian flag at the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony.

As previously reported, Latvia's delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympics will include more than 100 people, the Latvian Olympic Committee said last week.

Besides 57 athletes, the delegation will also include 43 coaches, four physicians and four physical therapists, as well as officials and support personnel.

The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place from February 4 to 20 in Beijing, China.

The lineup of the Latvian delegation at the 2022 Winter Olympics:

Speed skating: Haralds Silovs;

Biathlon: Baiba Bendika;

Bobsleigh: Oskars Kibermanis, Matiss Miknis, Davis Springis, Edgars Nemme, Emils Cipulis;

Skeleton: Martins Dukurs, Tomass Dukurs, Endija Lasma Terauda;

Luge: Kendija Aparjode, Eliza Tiruma, Elina Ieva Vitola, Kristers Aparjods, Gints Berzins, Arturs Darznieks, Roberts Plume, Martins Bots, Juris Sics, Andris Sics;

Figure skating: Deniss Vasiljevs;

Short track speed skating: Roberts Kruzbergs, Reinis Berzins;

Distance skiing: Kitija Auzina, Patricija Eiduka, Samanta Krampe, Estere Volfa, Baiba Bendika, Raimo Vigants, Roberts Slotins;

Alpine skiing: Liene Bondare, Miks Zvejnieks;

Nordic combined: Markuss Vinogradovs;

Hockey: Ivars Punnenovs, Janis Kalnins, Kristers Gudlevskis, Oskars Cibulskis, Ralfs Freibergs, Kristaps Zile, Karlis Cukste, Patriks Ozols, Janis Jaks, Uvis Janis Balinskis, Arturs Kulda, Lauris Darzins, Nikolajs Jelisejevs, Martins Karsums, Miks Indrasis, Rihards Bukarts, Rodrigo Abols, Andris Dzerins, Oskars Batna, Deniss Smirnovs, Renars Krastenbergs, Martins Dzierkals, Kaspars Daugavins, Roberts Bukarts, Ronalds Kenins.

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