John Ravdin

Translator, reporter, editor, social media manager &— you name it. Most prominently though, I’ve been the editor-in-chief of a language version from 2008 to 2021.

In the 2008 UEFA Champions League last, I saw John Terry stumble in the pouring Moscow weather. On a chilly evening outside Rubin Kazan venue, I spoke with Patrick Vieira. In 2012 and 2016, I put in a lot of overtime at EUROs in Warsaw and Paris.

But because I’m from Riga, one of my favorite football memories is of Latvia holding star-studded Germany to a 0 — 0 draw in EURO 2004. I can still picture those two European journalists at the Porto media stand and how their expressions changed as a result of the game. I picked up a lot of novel German words that evening.

I also participate in basketball and global ice hockey, which are regarded as Latvia’s national sports, in addition to football.

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&— Guess outcome: successful



&— Imagine outcome: lost



&— Bet outcome: drive

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