Flashy bartenders to pour Rīga a big one
On 30 January this year, the world's best bartenders will gather for the tenth time at the Olympic Voodoo Casino in Rīga to display all their skills of throwing glasses around, pouring drinks from long distances and allied skills.
Handball team shows valiant effort in EURO CUP debut
The Latvian men's handball team made their debut at the European Championship final tournament in Trondheim, Norway on January 9 with a 22:33 loss against last year's champion Spain, but Latvian player Dainis Krištopāns was named player of the match, according to LETA news agency on January 9.
Naumanis Award winner Silvija Radzobe discusses Latvians and theater
On January 6 theater critic Silvija Radzobe was awarded the Normunds Naumanis' Annual Art Criticism Award at the “NN Night” awards ceremony, and on January 7 she spoke with Latvian Radio's “Kultūras Rondo” broadcast about the importance of theater in everyday life in Latvia.
Serjogins improves on his Latvian 10k record
Leading Latvian distance runner Dmitrijs Serjogins completed the Cursa dels Nassos 10 kilometer road race on December 31 in Barcelona in 29 minutes and 10 seconds, winning third place and improving on his own national record by 26 seconds, according to event organizers on January 1.
Latvian Annual Sports Awards celebrate the country's top athletes
Tennis player Sevastova once again triumphed in the women's category, while skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs claimed his sixth athlete of the year award in the men's category. In the fan vote Latvian Television recognized sidecar motocross passenger Kaspars Stupelis as the most popular athlete of the year.
The foreigners representing Latvia in sport
On Saturday, October 26, an English player made his debut with the Latvian rugby team in the game against Sweden. He is just one of many other foreign nationals to represent a Latvian national sports team.
Weightlifter Suharevs regains Junior European Champion title
Ritvars Suharevs won the gold medal at the European Junior Weightlifting Championships in Romania on Thursday in the 81 kg. and under weight category, according to organizers. Since 2015 Suharevs hasn't been left without a medal in any continental junior championships, but last year he was the silver medalist.
Third tour title for Ostapenko
Latvia's second-ranked women's tennis player Aļona Ostapenko on Sunday defeated Germany's Julia Goerges in straight sets in the final match of the Luxembourg Open.