Watch: Latvia's women's basketball team into quarter finals

Latvia's summer of sporting success shows every sign of continuing with the national women's basketball team progressing to the quarter finals of the Eurobasket championships with a surprise victory over reigning champions Serbia in the Czech Republic.

Bertāns, Porziņģis on board for Eurobasket

There was more great news for sports fans June 14 with confirmation that both of Latvia's NBA basketball stars will play for the national side in this year's Eurobasket tournament.

WATCH: Jelena Ostapenko press conference in Latvia

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko held a press conference in Latvia June 13. Thanks to our colleagues at LTV, it will be available below.

Latvia's new sporting superstar answered questions in Latvian, Russian and a couple in English towards the end - and revealed that in addition to those three languages she is also learning a bit of Spanish and French.

Ostapenko welcomed home to Latvia

A large crowd of people gathered at Riga International Airport June 12 to welcome home Jelena Ostapenko after her remarkable victory at the French Open. 

Cēsis stands up to 'boring history' US media slur

After some slightly skeptical comments about the attractions of the Latvian town of Cēsis by a pair of US radio hosts, rap duo Transleiteris have hit back with what is possibly the best promotional video ever made.

Ostapenko wins French Open!

Jelena Ostapenko made history by being the first Latvian tennis player ever to contest a grand slam final on June 10. She played Romania's Simona Halep at historic Roland Garros in Paris. We did game by game updates of what happened.

Who is Jeļena Ostapenko?

On June 10 Jeļena Ostapenko makes history when she becomes the first Latvian ever to play in a grand slam tennis final, against Romania's Simona Halep. And while her fellow Latvians have heard her name (we at LSM even tipped her for a possible Olympic medal last year and they said we were crazy!) to the rest of the world the unseeded 20-year-old is still an unknown quantity. So who is Jeļena? 

Ronaldo in action in Riga tonight

Superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is in Riga preparing to take to the field later June 9 for Portugal in a match against Latvia.

Ostapenko reaches French Open final!

Latvia's Jelena  (Aļona) Ostapenko wrote a new chapter in Latvia's sporting history June 8 as she played Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the semi final of the French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros, Paris.  

Ronaldo in Riga as Latvia takes on Portugal

Latvia's soccer team plays against European Champions Portugal June 9 - including superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh from his Champions League triumph with Real Madrid last week. 

Ostapenko in grand slam semi

Latvia's young tennis star Jelena Ostapenko will on June 8 play for a place in the final of the  French open tennis championship, one of the most prestigious 'grand slam' tournaments in the world.

Porzingis explained - live from a field in Latvia!

Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porzingis is already a legend, but with his relationship with the New York Knicks apaprently hitting problems, help is needed to explain the Latvian mentality and predict what will happen next.

Loss to Russia sets up epic German clash

Latvia lost 5-0 to Russia in the IIHF ice hockey world championships May 15, setting up a make-or-break match against joint host nation Germany in the final match of their qualifying group.  

Thousands enjoy Riga marathon

The sun was out May 14 for thousands of runners to enjoy Riga's annual marathon, and a selection of shorter distances for those not competing in the full 42 km event.

Win versus USA slips though Latvian fingers

Latvia's ice hockey team threatened to claim another major scalp at the IIHF world championship tournament in Germany May 13, but a late rally by the Americans denied them victory.

Latvia's winning streak comes to an end

Latvia's three-game winning streak at the IIHF World Championships in Germany was ended May 11 by Sweden, but despite the loss the national team should remain upbeat about its chances of qualification for the latter stages of the tournament.

Two wins from two as hockey hopes grow

Latvia's hockey team produced one of the performances of the tournament so far May 7 to overpower Slovakia at the International Ice Hockey Federation world championships. 

Porziņģis puts country first

Latvia's superstar basketball player, Kristaps Porziņģis, proved he's a patriot at heart April 24 by confirming his availability for the national team.

Women chess players flock to Rīga

The 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017 starts on April 10 in Rīga. A total 145 players will compete for the €75,000 prize fund in the competition concluding on April 22.

Latvia wants to jog your memory

If you see someone running in a bizarre, mazy manner in the park or schlepping through the city, crossing streets at apparently random points, don't worry - they are probably just celebrating Latvia's centenary.