Liepaja is one of the main cities of Latvia for sports events that offers suitable sports infrastructure and a team of professional organizers.
Liepaja regularly hosts various traditional sports events, for example, World and European basketball championships, European rally championship “Rally Liepaja”, International wind-surfing competitions, International chess tournament “Liepaja Castling” and many more. The residents of Liepaja participate in amateur football, volleyball and basketball teams, as well as other mass sports events and health improvement activities.
Sports infrastructure development
In recent years a lot was done in sport – city’s sports infrastructure development and regular hosting of high-level European and world-class championships, as well as the development of the best sports programme for youth in the country. New ideas are constantly implemented, and the range of offers of daily active lifestyle and sports activities is constantly developed to allow every resident of Liepaja to take up sports and live a healthier life.
The joint long-term work of Liepaja residents in determined development of sports infrastructure has been praised not only beyond the city borders, but abroad as well. Liepaja is the first city in the Baltic region that was awarded the title of “European city of sport” by European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation due to its development of sports infrastructure and industry.