Sport
Another win for Dukurs in Switzerland
Latvia's Martins Dukurs on Friday triumphed at the Skeleton World Cup stage in St Moritz, which also served as the European Championships, the LETA newswire reported.
Latvia's ski slopes plan to open this week
More than 20 downhill ski routes have been set up in Latvia. Over the weekend, most of them were still closed but this week most are planning to open, Latvian Radio reported December 6.
Ski slopes prepare to open
Latvian ski slopes are taking advantage of the snow and preparing to open for business, Latvian Television reported December 1.
New stamp honors Latvian 3x3 basketball Olympic winners
A new postage stamp and an envelope honoring the gold medalists of the XXXII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo – Latvia's 3x3 basketball team Agnis Čavars, Nauris Miezis, Kārlis Pauls Lasmanis and Edgars Krūmiņš – is released November 29, Latvian Postal Service (LP) said in a statement.
Sport becoming a more popular employment option
The number of people employed in the field of sport in Latvia grew substantially from 5,400 in 2015 to 6,800 in 2020, according to data published by Eurostat September 27.
Fifth Paralympic medal for Latvia
Athlete Diāna Dadzīte added a fifth medal to the Latvian Paralympic prize collection by scoring a bronze on top of her already earned silver on August 30.
Apinis picks up bronze at Tokyo Paralympics
Latvian athlete Aigars Apinis was awarded the bronze medal in the men's discus throw at the Tokyo Paralympics after the original third-place finisher was disqualified, the Latvian Paralympic Committee told the LETA newswire August 30.
Another Paralympic silver for Latvia
Rihards Snikus, with the horse King of the Dance, won second place in equestrian sports in the first phase of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday, ensuring both the silver medal and participation in the next race, where the eight best will start.
Another Latvian beach volleyball duo advance toward medal
The Latvian men's beach volleyball duo Mārtiņš Pļaviņš and Edgars Točs followed the footsteps of women's team Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka August 4 in fighting their way into the Olympic semi-finals.
Beach volleyball duo moves closer to another Olympic medal
Latvia's chances of winning more Olympic medals gained further force August 3 with women's beach volleyball pair Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka showing real character and fighting spirit in overcoming Canadian duo Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson 2-1 (21: 13,18: 21, 15:11).

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