Sport

Lindad – how Estonian girls learned to play rugby in Wales

Estonians can do anything if they put their heart and mind to it. Thirteen Estonian girls who learned to play rugby in three months and participated in the Rugby 7s tournament held in Wales are a living example. Aberystwyth is a small university town situated on the coastline of Wales. …

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Tahe Outdoors becomes one of the biggest manufacturers of water sports equipment in Europe

An Estonian-owned manufacturer of water sports equipment, Tahe Outdoors, already the market leader in canoes and kayaks in Scandinavia, has bought Egalis, the biggest producer of paddles in Europe. The purchase of the French factory makes the company one of the biggest manufacturers of water sports equipment in Europe. Kayaks were …

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A chat with Joel Lindpere

Joel Lindpere is an Estonian professional footballer who currently plays for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer in the US. Ave Maria Blithe caught up with Lindpere for a little cheeky chat. Just the other day I was reflecting about growing up a tomboy and musing how I enjoy being the only girl in the family …

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Global Estonians: Jana Kolukanova — Through life in the swim lane

The Estonian House in Los Angeles, California, regularly hosts events where people can learn more about the members of this small Estonian community. One of the recent guests was a former Estonian swimmer Jana Kolukanova, who after 20 years in the sport recently decided to hang up her swimsuit for …

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Margus will Hunt you down

You know you have it made once Chuck Norris style jokes begin to circulate: “Margus Hunt isn’t sleeping, he is waiting.”Or, “How many sit-ups can Margus Hunt do? All of them.“ Even his name, which means “wolf” in Estonian, lends itself to many metaphors. Recently, Margus Hunt himself started using the English …

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Otepää – home to the annual European Sauna Marathon

Otepää, Estonia. Winter is a busy time here for sports as competitors come to this usually sleepy town on Estonia’s southern tip. Sometimes, the scene is exactly what you would expect, like 8,500 bundled-up skiers sliding through town on a cross-country ski trek one weekend last month. Other times, though, …

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