“MATCH OF THE RIVERBANKS” 24 HOUR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

When: 19.08. 00:00-15:00
Where: Courtyard by the Latvian National Opera (Aspazijas bulvāris 3, Riga)
Event Type: Active recreation

The traditional twenty-four hour basketball marathon right in the heart of Rīga is now the largest open-air basketball event in the Baltics. The participants are made up of two teams - the residents of the right and left banks of the Daugava.

Event Description:

The first twenty-four hour basketball tournaments took place in 2010 and 2011 as part of the Rīga Festival and the Port of Rīga Festival with the aim of promoting basketball, a healthy lifestyle and Rīga as a sporting city.

The first tournament finished with a victory by the Daugava left bank (1417:1326), whereas last year the right bank avenged itself with a result of 1311:1155.

The "Match of the Riverbanks" is not only a sporting, but also a recreational cultural event, where Rīga's best DJ's will perform, and other activities associated with basketball culture will take place all day and all night during the basketball game - cheer girls, street gymnasts, BMX and trial shows, football freestyle and other performances.

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