Tarvida sisters win martial art medals
Latvian taekwondo fighter Inese Tarvida won silver and her sister Jolanta won bronze at the European Taekwondo Championship in Bulgaria on December 7, the LETA news agency reported.
Boxer Briedis to face Usyk in Riga in January
World cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk from Ukraine (13-0, 11 KOs) will be traveling to Riga on January 27 to face WBC champion from Latvia Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament, the organizers of the event announced December 6.
Latvia in line for yet another Olympic medal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on November 29 it had banned three Russian bobsledders - Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin - for life over doping allegations related to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Latvia's Olympic sports uniforms revealed

Latvia was a definite hit in the parade of nations before the last Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and looks set to repeat that trick next year after the clothes for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were revealed November 22.

Three years on, Latvia claims gold and bronze!

Latvia was in line to upgrade a silver medal for a gold and get a bonus bronze medal into the bargain November 22 with news that a Russian athlete had been stripped of his gold medal for being a drugs cheat.

Latvia issues Ostapenko postage stamp

Latvian Post has issued a post stamp dedicated to Jeļena Ostapenko also known as Aļona, Latvia's most successful tennis player. It will be stamped first on November 10.

Porzingis starts season with star game

Latvia's NBA star Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 31 points in his season opener on October 19, grabbing 12 rebounds and assuming a leading role in a game the New York Knicks lost to Oklahoma City Thunder 84:105 (24:27, 18:26, 17:26, 25:26). 

The strange case of the taxman with the golden gambling streak

With the Latvian national soccer team's recent victory against Andorra regarded as a notable achievement, it would be fair to say the national football league (Virsliga) does not stand serious comparison with Serie A in Italy or Germany's Bundesliga.

Kristaps Porziņģis in the words of his first coach

Kristaps Porziņģis, an NBA player with the New York Knicks, is by a long shot the best-known sportsman Latvia has produced in years. Basketball coach Edvīns Sprūde trained him for eight years in Porziņģis native Liepāja. Sprūde was effectively the first step in a career that has made Kristaps one of the most prominent newcomers in the NBA, Sprūde says in an interview with Rus.lsm.lv.

Win over Andorra ends world cup campaign

Latvia managed at least to finish a generally dismal soccer World Cup qualifying tournament on a high of sorts October 11 with a 4-0 win at home to part-timers Andorra.

Ostapenko up to 8th place in WTA rankings

Latvia's No 1 female tennis player Jelena Ostapenko has climbed another two places in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and is ranked eighth this week, a new record for both Ostapenko and Latvia.

Briedis wins in Riga

Latvia's champion cruiserweight Mairis Briedis retained his world title in the early hours of October 1 in a hard-fought encounter with Cuban Mike Perez.

New anti-doping agency approved

The Latvian government on September 26 supported an initiative from the Health Ministry for the creation of a new national anti-doping agency.

Porziņģis alleged to have been caught speeding

Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis was caught exceeding the speed limit while home in Latvia this month, LSM's Latvian language service reported September 25, citing the LETA news agency. 

Runner claims world treadmill record

A Latvian runner has broken a world record according to the rules of the Guinness World Record company by running 144.44 kilometers on a treadmill in 12 hours.

Watch: Ostapenko claims second title of the season

Latvian tennis star Jelena Ostapenko proved her extraordinary triumph at the French Open earlier in the year was no fluke by adding a second tour win of the season to her trophy cabinet September 24.

Ostapenko stampedes on in Seoul

On September 21 Latvia's top tennis player Jelena Ostapenko (WTA 10) beat Japan's Nao Hibino (WTA 72) to advance to the quarterfinals, organizers said.