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Television has enormous power, because it allows people to follow all major sports events by watching their TV, and it does not matter if it is a 9 seconds long 100 meters final sprint race at the Olympics, an hour long exciting ice-hockey game or a competition in any other sports discipline. That is why millions of fans forget the world around them while enjoying sports competitions at home. I know that people are happy for the opportunity to watch the games at home and have a good time, and that gives me great satisfaction and understanding that television can bring my represented sport – ice-hockey – into every home by letting an unlimited number of people to enjoy the game, while Arena Riga can host only 10,000 sports fans.

(For egta, ACT, EBU)