Sport
IIHF dithers over Latvia-Belarus world championships decision
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said November 18 it had examined a detailed report into whether the planned IIHF World Championships due to be co-hosted by Latvia and Belarus could go ahead... but still needs more time to make a decision about it.
Latvia blacklists Belarus ice hockey federation chief
Next year's planned International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships -- due to be co-hosted by Latvia and Belarus -- were placed in further doubt November 16 with the blacklisting of Belarus' ice hockey federation head by Latvia.
Exercise has not been banned, says Education Minister
The additional temporary restrictions imposed do not prevent anyone from working to improve their physical fitness, said Ilga Šuplinska, Minister for Education and Science, responsible for the sports sector, on October 15.
Beach volleyball player Graudiņa COVID-19 positive
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.
Latvia offered to host World Championship in bobsleigh and skeleton
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.
Run along the Baltic Way on its anniversary!
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.
Fire up the dragon boat in Daugavpils
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.
Champion weightlifter Koha quits sports career
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.
Tennis star Sevastova: going home means Latvia
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.
Around Latvia in four days
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.
Sports centers critically impacted by crisis
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.
Latvian soccer body's subsidiaries at center of investigation
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.

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