Translator, reporter, editor, social media manager &— you name it. Most prominently though, I’ve been the editor-in-chief of a UEFA.com 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.
&— Guess outcome: successful
&— Imagine outcome: lost
&— Bet outcome: drive