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Īss atskats Ciānas draudzes vēsturē
Chicago Tribune Traveling Cup
From 1930 to 1937 basketball teams from Latvia and Estonia contested for the prestigious Chicago Tribune Traveling Cup.
The Chicago Tribune had a bureau in Rīga, Latvia throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s. The permanent correspondent reported on Latvia, Estonia, Finland and occasionally the Soviet Union. I assume Lithuania was covered by a different correspondent.
In 1937 “Rīga Starts” won for the third time in a row: in accordance with the rules the cup became their possession. The Chicago Tribune did not offer a new cup. Latvia’s Railroad Association stepped in with a new traveling cup and expanded the rules to include Lithuania.
This seems like a fitting time to invite the Tribune to renew this tradition and offer a new cup.
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