Sports Weekend: Track and Field, Tour de France and Hopefully Tennis ({{commentsTotal}})

Rein Taaramäe in the tricolor
Rein Taaramäe in the tricolor Source: Photo: Reuters/Scanpix

Estonian athletes are putting Midsummer celebrations behind them, competing in high-profile events home and abroad.

The Super League of the European Cup in combined events, featuring decathlon for men and heptathlon for women, will take place in Tallinn on June 29 to 30.

Europe's top eight teams; Belarus, France, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Italy, Poland, Russia and Ukraine; will join the hosts to battle for the title of European Champions.

Estonian team member Mikk Pahapill said the team's main goal is to avoid relegation.

For more information on schedules, click here.


Estonia takes on Latvia in football on Saturday, in as many as 43 matches played around the two nations plus a match between amateur and professional teams in Belgium.

This year marks the second time the multiple matches are to take place, with Latvia winning 54:47 the previous time, in 2001. Each win earns the nation one point and draws count for a half point each.

This year's event will be graced by a match between the two countries' parliaments, held in Latvia, and games between journalists, students and Eurocrats in Brussels.

Top league teams will also compete against each other.

For a full time-table (in Estonian), click here.


The world's premier cycling competition, Tour de France, begins on Saturday, with Estonian Rein Taaramäe set to take part.

Taaramäe came 11th in the 2011 competition, the best ever finish by an Estonian. Jaan Kirsipuu has won four stages, but never managed to complete the entire event.


Top Estonian tennis player, Kaia Kanepi, is currently in England taking part in the Wimbledon tournament.

Kanepi (WTA 46) won the first round match after a hard fought battle against UK's Tara Moore and was set to face Angelique Kerber (WTA 7) on Thursday before the game was postponed.

According to the latest information, Kanepi should start the match at 15:00 Estonian time today. If she wins today, Kanepi will face her next opponent on Saturday or Sunday.

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