The local authority of the central Latvian town of Sigulda will buy a land plot from the local Evangelical Lutheran parish for a development project that might become an Olympic village, LETA was told at the Sigulda local authority.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday overcame the tenth-seeded Julija Goerges of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (7:2) in the third round of the Canadian Open to reach the tournament's quarterfinals.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova on Wednesday saved two match points to defeat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 4-6, 7-6 (11:9), 6-1 in the second round of the Canadian Open.
Nigerian striker Adeleke Akinyemi, who plays for Latvian football club Ventspils, based in western Latvia, has been kidnapped and the kidnappers are blackmailing the club, the club claimed in a statement to the press August 8.
Latvian tennis star Aļona (Jelena) Ostapenko is the face of a new tourism film promoting Rīga (above).
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš completed his debut Tour de France July 29, finishing up in 82nd place in the general classification out of 145 riders who made it to the finishing line and 176 who registered to take part at the start, some 3,300 kilometers earlier on July 7.
Latvian road racer Toms Skujiņš is still going strong as this year's epic Tour de France enters its final stages.
Latvia's number 2 woman's tennis star, Anastasija Sevastova, recorded the third tournament win of her career July 22 with a straight-sets 7-6, 6-2 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia at WTA ranking tournament the Bucharest Open.
Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis scored a comfortable victory July 21 in Moscow over French opponent Brandon Deslaurier.
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš is still going strong at the Tour de France, starting Day 9 again in the polka dot joursey of the King of the Mountains. And with Monday designated a rest day, he will retain the jersey until July 17 when the race heads into the Alps proper and competition for the jersey is sure to increase considerably.
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš retained the famous polka dot jersey of the the King of the Mountains after stage 6 of the Tour de France July 12 and will wear it again on July 13.
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko's bid for the Wimbledon ladies' singles title came to an end July 12 when she was defeated by Germany's Angelique Kerber, 3-6, 3-6.
Latvia's Aļona Ostapenko (known worldwide as Jelena) made it into the last four of the Wimbledon ladies singles July 10 with a powerful 7-5, 6-4 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko (known internationally as Jelena) is into the last 8 at the Wimbledon tennis championships in the United Kingdom.
Ernests Gulbis continued his return to top form July 7 at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London with one of his best ever victories over world number 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany in another five-set epic, emerging as the winner 7-6, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.
Latvia's top two male and female tennis players are performing well at the Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament in the United Kingdom.
The Brooklyn Nets selected the talented Latvian basketball player Rodions Kurucs with the 40th selection in this year's NBA Draft overnight.
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko (known as Jelena outside Latvia) is appearing in a new advertisement from the airBaltic airline.
Despite going into the world ice hockey championships as unfancied outsiders, the excellent performances the Latvian team put in on the way to a narrow quarter final loss to eventual champions Sweden has earned them a hike in the IIHF world rankings.
Tsedat Abeje Ayana from Ethiopia won the Lattelecom Riga Marathon on May 20 as the fastest male runner and also set a new race record.
Latvia took on reigning champions Sweden in the quarter finals of the IIHF world ice hockey championship in Denmark May 17
Latvia's interest in the 2018 world ice hockey championships will continue after an historic win over host nation Denmark May 15.
Latvia came within an ace of a massive sporting upset May 14 at the IIHF world ice hockey championship in Denmark.
Latvia's national ice hockey team on May 14 face Canada in an important match at the IIHF world championships in Denmark.
Team Latvia kept their hopes of participation in the latter stages of the IIHF 2018 world ice hocket championships well and truly alive with a great win May 12 over Germany in Denmark.
Latvia's unfancied ice hockey team pulled out a great performance May 10 to get within an ace of beating the unbeaten USA team in the IIHF world ice hockey championship in Denmark.
Latvia's campaign at the IIHF world championships in Denmark picked up momentum May 8 with a convincing 5:0 win against Korea.
Following a win against Norway in their opening game, Latvia's ice hockey players got a rude awakening against Finland in the second match of their IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark.
Latvia's series of matches in the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship got off to a satisfying start May 5 with a win over Norway in Denmark.