LACC and Utah Honorary Consul Supported the U23 Latvian Biathlon Team at the World Junior Championship in Utah in February 2022

The Latvian American Chamber of Commerce (“LACC”) together with the Honorary Consulate of Utah supported the U23 Latvian Biathlon Team at the World Junior Championships in Utah this past February of 2022. The Utah Honorary Consul, Jeffrey Scott, was able to provide the following update.

“On behalf of the Honorary Consulate of Utah, I wanted to report a successful trip/ conclusion to the Latvian World Junior Biathlon Championship Team trip to Utah! The group of 11 athletes and coaches spent over 2 weeks training and participating in the Junior World Competition at Soldier Hollow (2002 Olympic venue). According to Coach Maris, they accomplished most of their goals, short of a top 3 podium, and all Team Members performed admirably across all events with an array of consistent top 10 and 20 results on the IBU world stage. Congrats to ALL for a wonderful competition. And more importantly, they ALL represented Latvia proudly versus the top ski nations in the Federation. The future of Latvian Biathlon bodes well in the years to come.

In addition, I’m hoping their experiences here in the USA and the State of Utah were also memorable, especially as we experience the geopolitical conflict playing out right now in Europe, and that they felt the underlying commitment the World community and America has for the security and well-being of Latvia and the Baltic region at this time. A tremendous Thank You to LACC for organizing and helping to raise funds to cover the expenses for the two vehicles used to transport the Team over their two weeks in Utah- Paldies!!!”