Davis Cup competition with the support of Skonto Būve
On 12 - 14 September in Valmiera Olympic Centre, with the support of Skonto Būve, the Latvia Davis Cup Team will compete with the Austrian National Tennis Team within the Davis Cup competition.
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the premier international team event in men's tennis, and is organised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). This competition has taken place since 1900, when a contest between the national teams of the United States and Great Britain was held. This year 122 national teams are participating in the competition at various levels, and the Latvia team is competing in the Europe/Africa Zone of Group 1.
The first group duel for Latvia took place in February, in Slovakia, in which our tennis players conceded to the home side. The matches against Austria will be to stay in this group. Until now these two teams’ paths have not crossed in the Davis Cup. Currently Latvia takes 39th, but Austria - 21st position in the Davis Cup rankings.
Skonto Būve will expand the Riga International Airport terminal
Skonto Būvewill carry out the 5th round of the Riga International Airport passenger terminal expansion – construction of the “Northern Gateway”.
The 5th round of expansion – Northern Gateway with bridges for passenger boarding, envisages the construction of a two-storey (214 m long and 28 m wide) building with 23 gates for various types of aircrafts. The building is planned to be built about 240 m away from the current gateway, as well as with a gallery structure that will connect it to the current terminal building complex.
This project is planned to be done in two construction rounds. In the 1st round – construction of the constructive part, exterior finish and the territory part of the building will be done, as well as interior works and adjustments of the gallery building for temporary functioning for airport purposes. After this round it is planned to put the building into operation and to start passenger servicing. In the 2nd round the exterior finish works of the building will be carried out.
The main functions of the station will be servicing the departing and arriving passengers – the provision of the boarding and disembarkation process.
The 5th round of the Airport terminal development foresees the non-Schengen zone expansion and four new boarding sectors.
The 20th International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament has concluded
With the support of the company “Skonto Būve” and Guntis Rāvis, the head of the company and the president of the Latvian Gymnastics Federation, the 20th International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament “Mazā un lielā grācija 2014” took place in Jūrmala. Latvian representatives won 25 medals.
Jeļizaveta Gamaļejeva, Anastasija Jefimova and Marika Zavadska, members of the Latvian national team, recurrent champions of Latvia and winners of the Latvian Cup, who are currently preparing for the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship in Turkey, also participated in the tournament.
88 Latvian gymnasts participated in the qualification stage where they competed amongst themselves.
And 70 gymnasts from six countries — Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Sweden and Latvia — participated in the international competition.