Hansen meets Riga City Mayor

President Hansen meets Riga City Mayor
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European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen met with Riga City Mayor Nils Usakovs in Wednesday in the Latvian capital. Photo: Ilza Krukle

On an official visit to Latvia, European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen met with Riga City Mayor Nils Usakovs on Wednesday.

Also present at the meeting were Iveta Strautina-Usakova, Head of the Office of the Mayor, along with Latvian Athletics Federation President Ineta Radevica and General Secretary Dmitrijs Milkevics, and Estonian Athletics Federation President Erich Teigamagi - also a European Athletics Council Member.

In a fruitful meeting, President Hansen discussed the development of future athletics facilities in the Latvian capital.

"I am very encouraged by the plans and ideas I have been presented by Riga, and by the Latvian Federation's proactive approach to developing the sport of athletics in the region," said President Hansen.

Hansen also visited the indoor athletics hall in Riga, built in 1966, while on his visit.

Hansen's visit to Riga coincides with the release of his latest annual "Delivering Change" report. The President committed to publishing this yearly update on his progress in office when he became President in April 2015.

The report can be found here.