Ice Hockey is probably the most popular sport in Latvia.
Many youngsters play Ice Hockey in Latvia (Including Mr. Janis that is playriga's film production person)
Two teams, Five players in each team, Tree rounds of 20 minutes each and the game begins!
Probably the most popular Ice Hockey Team in Latvia is called Dinamo Riga.
The short film that you can see in this page was taken in the end of a game that took place on January 11'th 2011 in Arena Riga (http://www.arenariga.com/en).
In this game Dinamo Riga played against a russian team that is also called "Dinamo" and the winning team was Dinamo Riga with score: 1:0
The game started very slowly, after the last round the score was still 0:0 so there was an extension time of five minutes and in the extension Dinamo Riga managed to score the goal of victory.
The crowd was thrilled, most of it was actually from Latvia and cheered for Dinamo Riga but also many people from Russia came to support Dinamo Russia.
A question that I am asking myself... The Russian Latvians that were in the game (russian speaking people who are citizens of latvia) did they cheer for the Russian Dinamo? or for the Latvian Dinamo?
Is it ok for a russian latvian citizen to cheer for a russian team? in my opinion, why not? who's to say to a person which group he needs to cheer for?
More about Ice Hockey (from wikipedia) is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey
More about Dinamo Riga (from wikipedia) is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinamo_Riga