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The Council of Ministers gives the LHF more than half a million for the national team’s bronze medals in WC.

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Ceremonial welcoming event of the Latvian ice hockey team at the international “Riga” airport, following the World Ice Hockey Championship, where the Latvian ice hockey team won the bronze medal with a historic success. Photograph: Paula Churkste/LETA

On Thursday, the government decided to award 576,717 euros to the Latvian hockey team and the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF), which placed third in the world hockey championship.

The Ministry of Education and Science (İZM) had prepared a draft government decision to allocate 576,717 euros to the Latvian hockey team and the LHF, which is double what was previously planned.

According to the Sports Law, the Latvian men’s national ice hockey team can claim up to 102,447 euros in cash for third place in the final tournament of this year’s World Championship, while the LHF can claim up to 106,716 euros in cash. For the development of the sport.

At the same time, achieving third place in Latvian sports history is “unique”, according to the Ministry of Interior, so success must be judged “at the highest level of executive power”.

It is planned that the players of the Latvian national team, their coaches and the personnel serving the third-placed athletes in the World Championship will receive 220 thousand euros, and the federation will receive 356 thousand 717 euros.

A cash prize of 5,000 euros will be awarded to each of the 44 members of the Latvian national team, approved at a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

In addition, 250 thousand euros of the amount allocated to the federation in the cooperation agreement signed between İZM and LHF will be transferred to the hockey training process of children and youth, and 106 thousand 717 euros will be transferred to the federation. Hockey development with at least 50% reserved for the preparation of young athletes.

It is necessary to allocate money from the state budget for unforeseen circumstances.

On May 28, the Latvian national team finished the championship in third place, defeating the Americans 4: 3 in the bronze medal match.

It became the most successful championship of all time for Latvia. Previously the best result was seventh place, which was won three times.

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