At RTU sports activities are compulsory for all first-year students, and each student can select the most attractive activity from a wide range of sports: swimming, boxing, track and field athletics, movement therapy, wrestling, artistic gymnastics, aerobics, basketball, volleyball or indoor football.
Every year RTU allocates a certain number of athletic scholarships.
RTU has men’s varsity teams in basketball, football, floorball, and volleyball. RTU also has a cheerleading team, which consists of both local and international students.
Every year RTU athletes participate in SELL Student Games and win prizes in many kinds of sports at various European and World Championships, World Student Universiade, and the Olympic Games.
RTU offers its students the opportunity to use a swimming pool, stadium, sport halls, and a sports, seminar and recreation centre Ronīši.
Sports traditions are the University’s quality badge; they unite generations, promote healthy sporting and competitive spirit of the students and facilitate internationalization. Moreover, sports activities play not only educational but also social role. Going in for sports, the students spend quality time and find new friends.
RTU is proud of its varsity teams:
– Volleyball team RTU/Robežsardze, which regularly competes in both the Baltic Volleyball League and Latvian Championship; it has won several medals, they are the winners of SELL Games, winners of the Latvia Universiade. The coach of the team is Raimonds Vilde, an Olympic silver medalist.
– Floorball team – medals in the Latvian Championship, winner of international SELL Games, winners of the Latvia Universiade.