«Ghetto games» plans overseas expansion

The people behind a popular Latvian festival of urban sports plan to take their formula overseas next year, they told LTV Thursday morning.

"Ghetto Games" organizer Raimonds Elbakjans said they intended to use their experience hosting events in Latvia to put on similar shows in other countries, beginning with a ghetto Games event in the Philippines in January.

"It's something that's really needed there... there really is a ghetto," said Elbakjans.

He was speaking ahead of a major Ghetto Games event running this weekend in Ventspils, western Latvia.

Events typically feature all manner of urban sports such a skatebording, plus urban music and various other activities

You can see what it is all about at the dedicated Ghetto Games YouTube channel.

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