The inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships 2023 will be held in Latvia, Rīga, the World Athletics Council decided July 29.
Rīga marathon will have three different starts depending on the participants' status in relation to Covid-19 risks, the marathon director Aigars Nords told Latvian Television July 29.
Latvia won its first medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games July 28 with the men's 3x3 basketball team overcoming the team of the Russian Olympic Committee in a hard-fought game 21:18.
Latvia's 3x3 men's basketball team moved into a gold medal showdown with a Russian team July 28 following an impressive semi-final victory over Belgium.
Latvian beach volleyball duo Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka beat Brazilian Ana Ramos and Rebecca Silva with results 21:15, 12:21 and 15:12 on July 28.
A win and a loss in their latest results are enough to keep Latvia's men's 3x3 basketball team in Olympic contention.
Latvian beach volleyball players Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka lost the first game against USA's Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil.
Latvia's hopes of a medal in the women's tennis singles competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games were dashed early with first-round losses for both Aļona (Jelena) Ostapenko, and Anastasija Sevastova.
The Latvian men's 3x3 basketball team opened the Olympic tournament in Tokyo on Saturday with a 21:14 win over Poland.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Latvia will be represented by 33 athletes in 14 sports. The Olympic delegation is preparing for the big launch, Latvian Radio reported July 23.
Latvian road racing champion Toms Skujiņš ended the 2021 Tour de France in a creditable 71st place among the 141 riders who made it to the finish on Champs Elysees in Paris on July 18. In total 228 riders were on e start list for stage one, three weeks earlier.
The Latvian Football Federation (LFF) said July 9 it was banning and fining three players from FC Noah Jūrmala in Latvia's top league for match fixing.
Latvian ice hockey goalkeeper Matīss Kivlenieks has passed away aged 24, the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF) said on Monday, July 5.
The Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) has released details of 30 athletes in 14 different disciplines who will represent the country in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic games, though more are likely to join them.
Latvia's former French Open champion Aļona Ostapenko (her name is usually rendered as Jelena on the TW tour scoreboard but is called Aļona in her homeland) claimed a fourth career title June 26 in an all-Baltic match-up.
With particularly hot weather expected this week, many people in the Latvian capital will be looking for places to cool off. Luckily Rīga has several places rated safe for swimming -- provided swimmers themselves don't engage in dangerous behavior such as swimming while intoxicated.
As of June 15, indoor sports training will be available to those who have received a Covid-19 certificate, and it will be allowed to organize sports competitions outside, government decided June 10.
The International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships drew to a close in Rīga June 6 with Canada taking the title and the gold medals.
Latvia's involvement in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships is now restricted to that of host nation only, after the national team lost a make-or-break game against Germany June 1.
Latvia – Germany game on June 1 will decide whether the Latvian team will be able to play in the quarter-finals. This will be a game that will also be watched by spectators. Late Monday evening, championship organizers came up with guidelines for entering the arena.
The Latvian ice hockey team managed a creditable draw with world champions Finland in the latest IIHF World Chamionship game in Rīga May 30 but slipped to an agonising overtime defeat with just four seconds left on the clock.
The Latvian national ice hockey team lost 3:4 to the Norwegian national team after a shootout finale Friday, after the scores remained level at 3:3 during regular time and overtime. The result that places their hopes of making the latter stages of the IIHF World Championships in the balance.
Latvia and the USA provided an entertaining game of ice hockey May 27 in their IIHF World Championship face-off in Rīga, with the Americans eventually emerging victorious.
Spectators who have completed a course of vaccination or have recovered from Covid-19 infection will be allowed to watch IIHF World Hockey Chapionship games in person from June 1, the Latvian government decided May 27.
René Fasel, the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has asked Rīga mayor Mārtiņš Staķis to restore the official Belarusian flag of state on flagpoles in Rīga, or to remove the IIHF's own symbols from such sites.
After an historic victory over Canada and then a disappointing loss to Kazakhstan, Latvia's ice hockey team returned to winning ways against Italy May 24, racking up a 3:0 victory.
The government will discuss the possibility of watching hockey live on Thursday, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Television May 24.
Latvia came close to second victory at the International Ice Hockey Championship in Rīga May 22 but were narrowly defeated by Kazakhstan -- the first time the central Asian nation, ranked 16th in the world has beaten Latvia, ranked 10th, at a world championship.
The Latvian national ice hockey team started the World Championship tournament on home ice at Arena Rīga on Friday with a notable victory 2: 0 over the much-fancied Canadian national team.
The world championship organizers have yet to find a solution to implement the Saeima decision on allowing fans to watch games live. The first game with live spectators could take place Thursday, May 27, said Aigars Kalvītis, head of Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF), May 21.