The European Cycling Union (UEC) has awarded Valmiera the right to host 2019 European BMX Championships, UEC informs.
Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porzingis, who will be making his debut with the senior national team in an exhibition match against Poland in Riga on Friday, hopes to please the home crowd with a spectacular slam dunk.
Visitors to Riga this summer have been issued with an unusual challenge as they walk the streets of the Old Town - an invitation to immediate one-on-one combat that will more than likely see them crushed within five minutes.
After advancing to the quarterfinals of the Bastad tournament in Sweden, Latvia's Anastastija Sevastova has taken 16th place in Women's Tennis Association rankings, a new record for the player previously ranked 17.
Latvia's Ernests Gulbis (ATP 313) has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland by defeating Italy's Paolo Lorenzi (ATP 36) with 7-6 (12:10), 3-6, 6-4.
Latvian tennis players Anastasija Sevastova and Jeļena Ostapenko have both improved their standings in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, with Ostapenko ranked 12th after making it into the quarterfinals in Wimbledon 2017, repeating her career high.
Latvia's tennis star Jelena Ostpenko's remarkable winning streak finally came to an end July 11 with a loss to multiple grand slam winner Venus Williams at Wimbledon.
Having made it into Wimbledon last eight, Jelena Ostapenko is up against Venus Williams on July 11.
Jelena Ostapenko continued her remarkable winning streak July 10, beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 to rack up 11 grand slam singles victories in a row.
Tennis phenomenon Jelena Ostapenko is back in action at Wimbledon July 10, playing in the fourth round of the competition for the first time in her career.
Jelena Ostapenko on Friday defeated Italian Camila Giorgi in straight sets to make it to the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Latvia's tennis sensation Jelena Ostapenko is back in action at the Wimbledon tennis championships in the United Kingdom July 7, playing to reach the quarter finals of the tournament.
Latvian tennis continued its remarkable summer of success July 6 with erratic genius Ernests Gulbis pulling off a surprise but convincing victory over highly-fancied Juan Martin Del Potro in the men's singles at Wimbledon.
Latvia's tennis sensation Jelena Ostapenko made it through to the third round of the women's singles at Wimbledon July 5 with a victory over Caanda's Francoise Abanda.
"I think I am very powerful and I was born with this strength... I could never sit quietly. I simply couldn't stay in the corner playing with building toys," says Jeļena Ostapenko, the 20-year-old Latvian tennis player who was launched instantly to stardom after her stunning victory at Roland Garros this June. Her goals are clear - a Career Grand Slam and the title of the world's No. 1 tennis player. "I'll do my best," she says.
Latvia's top seeded women tennis players both made it through the first round of the Wimbledon singles tournament in the London July 3.
Anžejs Pasečņiks was on June 23 selected 25th in the first round of the NBA draft, becoming the fifth Latvian ever to be drafted into the National Basketball Association.
Two weeks after Jelena Ostapenko's French Open triumph, Latvia's other leading women's tennis player claimed a title of her own.
Latvia's women's basketball team pulled off another great result in the Czech Republic on June 23 to secure a place at the next World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
Latvia's national soccer team slumped to its seventh loss in a row June 12 against neighboring Estonia.
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.
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.
Alona Ostapenko, who made history with stunning French Open triumph on Saturday, is ranked 12th in the latest World Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on June 12.
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.
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?
Superstar soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is in Riga preparing to take to the field later June 9 for Portugal in a match against Latvia.
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.