This year, the Rimi Riga Marathon’s 30th anniversary race on October 10-11 will take place physically and in person, while adhering to government restrictions regarding COVID-19, organizers have said.
Good news for anyone desperate for a bit of non-bed-based cardio training in the wee small hours of the morning: in October Latvia will get a state-of-the-art 24-hour gym.
Latvia's two participants in this year's Tour de France made heroic efforts over the last few days, with both making their mark on one of the toughest challenges in sport.
Due to a positive COVID-19 test, Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka will not be able to defend the European Champions title in beach volleyball next weekend, Gunta Aizporiete, general secretary of the Latvian Volleyball Federation (LVF), told LETA September 4.
The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has suggested to organize the world championship in Sigulda during the season of 2020/2021, as well as to host an additional World Cup stage, Zintis Ekmanis, secretary-general of the Latvian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (LBSF), told Latvian Radio on August 27.
On the anniversary of the Baltic Way, Rimi Riga marathon organizers call for all the Baltics to unite in a run or walk along a part of the Baltic Way and find out who is more active – Latvians, Lithuanians or Estonians – in a friendly competition, organizer Aigars Nords said August 18.
In Daugavpils, an ancient sport has been taken up - the dragon boat race, rooted in China. Saturday, August 15, the second international Dragon boat festival is taking place on Stropu lake, organizers said August 14.
Latvian champion weightlifter Rebeka Koha, who recently announced her conversion to Islam, announced Wednesday that she is ending her athletic career, the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) said August 5.
Latvia's champion weightlifter Rebeka Koha announced July 26 she has converted to the Islamic faith.
The pandemic temporarily suspended the continuous whirlpool of professional tennis, where Latvian player Anastasija Sevastova has demonstrated her skills brilliantly in the world's best tournaments. In an interview with LSM, Sevastova said although her life is constantly on the move, home is still in Liepāja by the seashore.
The Latvian Volleyball Federation (LVF) and the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) agreed to organize the 2020 European Championship in beach volleyball in Jurmala from September 16 to 20, LVF said on July 10.
For the fifth season in Riga, free sports classes are being launched under the leadership of professional sports trainers, the Riga City Council informed on June 30.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) officially announced June 22 that next year's Ice Hockey World Championships in Rīga and Minsk will start two week later than initially planned, the LETA newswire reported.
Latvia's largest offshore sailing regatta will go ahead this year, organizers have announced.
Today, June 16, a four-day run around Latvia begins in Krāslava at 10:00, organized by the Society “1836”, running series “Roebuck” and long-distance runner Dins Vecāns, reported Latvian Television on June 16.
Sigulda will host the European Championship in Sledge sport for the fifth time in January 2021, the International Luge Federation (FIL) confirmed on May 25.
Sunday, May 24, the vote of fans at the virtual world championship in hockey got a convincing 8:5 victory for Latvia, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
In a conference call the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Council has approved the groups for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the LETA newswire reported May 20.
The Rimi Riga Marathon is planned to take place on October 10 and 11, organizers announced Tuesday, May 12.
During the emergency situation the most important sports centers in the country, or olympic sports centers, have taken a critical hit to their operations, which is exacerbated by the unknown future and low level of understanding in government regarding the situation, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on April 28.
Three companies established by the Latvian Football Federation, as well as the organization itself, have been deemed suspects in the criminal process initiated by the State Revenue Service's Tax and Customs Police, TV3 reported April 18, according to the LETA newswire.
It's been a week of changes for Latvian ice hockey representatives as the National Hockey League (NHL) team Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Kristiāns Rubīns to a two-year contract, American Hockey League (AHL) team Bakersfield Condors signed defenceman Jānis Jaks to a one-year contract, while Continental Hockey League (KHL) team Vladivosok Admiral, who had just signed a one-year head coaching contract with Leonīdus Tambijevs, announced they're pulling out of the next season, according to press releases.
The Rīga Marathon has been postponed indefinitely, organizers said March 31.
A Latvian woman living in Vienna has reportedly managed to combine the twin virtues of exercise and social distancing by running 37 kilometers without leaving the confines of her apartment.
The Latvian national swim team broke three national records and won 25 medals (10 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze), but placed 2nd behind Estonia at the Baltic States Swimming Championship in Rīga on March 7-8, according to the Swimming Federation of Latvia (LPF) on March 9.
The Latvian men's basketball team traveled to Bulgaria to play their national team in the EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers and suffered a 104:110 loss that organizers Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) called “Pure madness!” on February 24.
It was once again a historic week for Latvian women's and men's winter sports athletes in bobsleigh and biathlon, while luge athletes won medals in the singles, doubles and team categories.