Sport
Latvia's basketball stars secure famous win over Turkey
The Latvian men's basketball team celebrated a convincing victory in the first game of the second stage of 2023 World Cup qualifying against Turkey on Thursday at Arena Rīga. Latvia defeated Turkey 111:85 in front of a sell-out crowd.
Ogre unveils highest rock climbing wall in Baltics
While Latvia does not have rocks to climb, it now has a wall that is reportedly the most ambitious in the Baltic. The new wall, unveiled Monday, August 22, in Ogre, has a rock climbing route reaching up to 20 meters, regional television ReTV reported.
Beach volleyball duo win European Championship
Latvian beach volleyball players Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka won their final match of the European Championship in Munich on Saturday, August 20 and ended the tournament with gold medals for the second time in their career.
Check out Latvia's Baltic cricket champions
While summer in Latvia is associated with songs, dances and cold soup, in many other parts of the world it is associated with the sound of leather balls on willow bats and people dressed in white eating sandwiches. In other words, cricket, a sport that many people find puzzling but which is one of the world's major sports, with a particularly huge following in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – countries which supply the backbone of Latvia's own cricket squad.
Rīga offers free sports activities for all
A variety of free sports activities take place in nearly every neighborhood of Rīga: it is possible to Nordic walk, swim, do yoga, or simply exercise, Latvian Television reported on August 10.
Latvia's ice rinks consider closing due to energy bills
Tough times are ahead for Latvian hockey. As electricity and gas prices rise, some rinks will have to be closed because the bills have already increased three times compared to the end of last season. So far, less than a month before the start of the hockey season, there is no solution, Latvian Television reported on August 10.
Latvia's world hockey hopes ended by loss to Sweden
The Latvian national ice hockey team lost 0:1 to Sweden in the last round of the IIHF World Hockey Championships on Tuesday and said goodbye to their chances of reaching the quarterfinals in the process. 
What Latvians mean by 'I'm a roebuck'
On a rainy, muddy Saturday morning, 389 dormice, 300 squirrels, 707 hares, 360 roebucks, and 187 lynx gather around a hill. A folktale? A children's story? A dystopian novel? Not this time. It is only the Latvian legend of the roebuck.
Latvia and Finland mull joint bid for ice hockey world championships
Latvia and Finland are considering jointly organizing next year's Ice Hockey World Championships, which have been stripped from Russia, the president of the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation Aigars Kalvītis told Latvian Television May 9, the LETA newswire reports.
Latvian athletes banned from competing in Russia, Belarus
On Thursday, April 28, the Saeima supported amendments to the Sports Law, which provides for a ban on sports teams, athletes, and sports workers participating in competitions and championships in Russia or Belarus, the Saeima Press Service confirmed. 
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