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Strombergs and Radevica named year's best athletes

Ineta Radevica. Phot: Scanpix.
 RIGA, Dec 22 - The Beijing and London Olympic BMX champion Maris Strombergs was named Athlete of the Year, with Ivo Lakucs taking Coach of the Year honors at the annual awards ceremony last night.

In an audience vote that concluded at midnight, Strombergs also earned the title of Most Popular Athlete.

The female Athlete of the Year once again was long jumper Ineta Radevica, who upon receiving the award, officially announced her retirement from sports.

Singled out as Best Team of 2012 was the men's national volleyball team.

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