Latvia's women tennis players scored a thrilling victory over Slovakia's finest in the Federations Cup at the weekend, advancing them in the prestigious competition with the promise of even bigger days to come.
The National Baketball Association's Dallas Mavericks have acquired All-Star Latvian forward Kristaps Porziņģis and three other players from the New York Knicks in exchange for a package that includes point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round picks, ESPN reports.
On January 30, Latvia's second-best ranked woman tennis player Alona Ostapenko defeated France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 0-6, 6-0 in the opening round of the St Petersburg WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
In NBA action on January 27, Latvian forward Dāvis Bertāns scored 21 points as his San Antonio Spurs defeated the Washington Wizards 132:119.
Latvia's skeleton hero Martins Dukurs wrote history yet again on January 18, becoming European champion for the tenth time. He has not been beaten for the continental title since 2010.
On Thursday Anastasija Sevastova (WTA No. 12) won Canada's Bianca Andreescu (WTA No. 106) in three sets with 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, reaching the third round of the Australian Open tournament.
According to the Education and Science Ministry's Deputy State Secretary Edgars Severs, the decision on which city will host the 2026 Winter Olympics will take place on June 23 or 24.
On January 15 Latvia's No. 1 tennis player Anastasija Sevastova beat Germany's Mona Barthel in the first round of the Australian Open, the organizers said.
An early start to this winter's ski season due to plenty of snow in December is raising hopes that this could be one of the best and longest for years.
Ineta Mackeviča has become the first squash player from the Baltics to qualify for the world championships, Mackeviča's representatives told the press January 9.
In NBA action on January 7, Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs matched his career high with 24 points, but the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Boston Celtics 95:116 (22:34, 23:22, 29:30, 21:30), snapping a three-game winning streak.
Latvian forward Rūdolfs Balcers scored his first NHL goal in his second career game on January 6, yet the Ottawa Senators lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 4:5 (0:2, 4:2, 0:1).
On January 2, Latvia's top-ranked male tennis player Ernests Gulbis defeated South Korea's Hyeon Chung 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pune ATP World 250 series tennis tournament.
Latvia will host a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament next year, Latvian Tennis Union's Secretary General Karlis Lejnieks told LETA.
Latvian teams showed excellent results in the World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton events taking place at Sigulda over the weekend.
A conference discussing urban sport is taking place in Rīga December 10 and 11.
The Latvian pairing of Oskars Kibermanis and Matīss Miknis took second place on December 8 on home ground - or home ice - in the World Cup bobsleigh event taking place at Sigulda.
The international bobsleigh (or bobsled) and skeleton season kicks off in Sigulda, Latvia December 7 with the sports' elite competitors descending on the town for the first round of the World Cup.
Retired Latvian long-jumper Ineta Radeviča has stepped down as the head of the Latvian Athletics Federation after a repeat analysis of her sample from the 2012 London Olympics tested positive for doping.
Latvia has experienced its first real snowfall of the season this week, but as Vidzeme TV reports, there has been snow on the ground in Latvia throughout the summer and fall months - albeit on a trial basis.
Retired Latvian long-jumper Ineta Radeviča has tested positive for doping after a repeat analysis of her sample from the 2012 London Olympics.
Latvian boxing champion Mairis Briedis is the central figure in a new short video designed to promote Rīga as a tourist destination. The light-hearted romp involves Briedis - who really is a policeman - leading a tour of the city, with a nod to Rocky along the way.
Latvian tennis star Ernests Gulbis lost out in the final of the Stockholm Open tennis tournament October 21, but has risen in the world rankings as a result of his strong showing.
Ernests Gulbis on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the Stockholm Open tennis tournament by beating Canada's Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the tournament.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Monday defeated Slovakia's Magdalana Rybarikova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova, the leading Latvian tennis player, reached a new personal best on October 15, taking 11th place in the World Tennis Association rankings.
Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics - which includes collaboration with Sigulda in Latvia - has been thrown into serious doubt after an agreement was reached between the Stockholm City Council’s two newly-merged parties that it will not host the Games, reported the LETA news agency October 13.
The joint application by the Swedish capital Stockholm and the city of Sigulda, Latvia, was officially included in the short list of candidates for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday at the International Olympic Committee (SOK) Executive Committee meeting.