The four-man bob piloted by Oskars Melbārdis finished second at the Sochi track in Russia and originally received silver medals, but the subsequent revelations about wholsesale cheating by Russian Olympians showed that in fact the Latvian team were the rightful winners of gold.
The names of Oskars Melbārdis, Daumants Dreiškens, Arvis Vilkaste and Jānis Strenga now go into the history books and the names of doping cheat Alexander Zubkov and his crew are erased.
In addition, Melbārdis un Daumants Dreiškens received Olympic bronze medals for the two-man bob from Sochi where, again, the Russian medalists were disqualified.
The injustice was finally put right today in front of an enthusiastic local crowd on the same day that Sigulda hosted a World Cup bobsled event.
"It was a big surprise to have so many people here," said Melbārdis, thanking everyone for their support.