For the fifth season in Riga, free sports classes are being launched under the leadership of professional sports trainers, the Riga City Council informed on June 30.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) officially announced June 22 that next year's Ice Hockey World Championships in Rīga and Minsk will start two week later than initially planned, the LETA newswire reported.
Latvia's largest offshore sailing regatta will go ahead this year, organizers have announced.
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.
Sigulda will host the European Championship in Sledge sport for the fifth time in January 2021, the International Luge Federation (FIL) confirmed on May 25.
Sunday, May 24, the vote of fans at the virtual world championship in hockey got a convincing 8:5 victory for Latvia, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
In a conference call the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Council has approved the groups for the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the LETA newswire reported May 20.
The Rimi Riga Marathon is planned to take place on October 10 and 11, organizers announced Tuesday, May 12.
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.
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.
It's been a week of changes for Latvian ice hockey representatives as the National Hockey League (NHL) team Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Kristiāns Rubīns to a two-year contract, American Hockey League (AHL) team Bakersfield Condors signed defenceman Jānis Jaks to a one-year contract, while Continental Hockey League (KHL) team Vladivosok Admiral, who had just signed a one-year head coaching contract with Leonīdus Tambijevs, announced they're pulling out of the next season, according to press releases.
The Rīga Marathon has been postponed indefinitely, organizers said March 31.
A Latvian woman living in Vienna has reportedly managed to combine the twin virtues of exercise and social distancing by running 37 kilometers without leaving the confines of her apartment.
The Latvian national swim team broke three national records and won 25 medals (10 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze), but placed 2nd behind Estonia at the Baltic States Swimming Championship in Rīga on March 7-8, according to the Swimming Federation of Latvia (LPF) on March 9.
The Latvian men's basketball team traveled to Bulgaria to play their national team in the EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers and suffered a 104:110 loss that organizers Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) called “Pure madness!” on February 24.
It was once again a historic week for Latvian women's and men's winter sports athletes in bobsleigh and biathlon, while luge athletes won medals in the singles, doubles and team categories.
Latvian winter athletes racked up the medals in world and European-level events in Sigulda and Sochi. After a six-year long wait, Latvian bobsleigh team also finally received their 2014 Olympic medals during a celebratory ceremony in Sigulda.
A special ceremony (which you can watch above) held in Sigulda February 15 saw justice finally done with the official awarding of Olympic gold medals to the Latvian bobsleigh team that should have been on the top rank of the Sochi Winter Olympic podium in 2014.
The Latvia bobsleigh teams piloted by both Oskars (Ķibermanis and Melbārdis) have had their first official training session before the combined European Championships and BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup stage at the track in Sigulda from February 14-16, according to a Latvian Television broadcast on February 11.
“Rīga City Council’s Youth Cup 2020”, an international table tennis competition for young participants will be held from February 14 th to 16 th in Rīga, according to a release from the council.
It was a nail-biting sports weekend for Latvian athletes and their fans. The Latvian tennis team narrowly lost 2:3 to team USA, the face-off between two NBA teams with Latvian players ended with a one-point margin and Deniss Vasiļjevs won first place at The Nordics & Nordics Open 2020 figure skating championships, according to organizers.
Sigulda will host a BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup stage for the second year in a row, but this year on February 15 the event will feature a presentation ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic medals awarded to Latvian bobsleigh athletes after the Russians were disqualified for doping, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 6.
On February 3 Latvian basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis had the second most successful game of his NBA career, helping the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 112:103, while fellow Latvian Dāvis Bertāns' team, the Washington Wizards, lost 117:125 against the Golden State Warriors, despite Bertāns' 19 points, and Latvian player Rodions Kurucs' Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 119:97, according to the NBA on February 4.
Latvian winter sports athletes had a busy weekend winning medals in Switzerland and Germany, meanwhile the men's floorball team qualifies for the World Floorball Championships and Latvia's tennis players move up in the rankings.
Skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs remained undefeated at the BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup stage in St. Moritz, Switzerland, regaining the top position in the overall season ranking, according to event organizers on January 31.
Latvian basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis returns for his first game of 2020 after spending 10 games on the bench due to injury, but his shots are imprecise and he only scores 10 points, while his team, the Dallas Mavericks, suffer a close 107:110 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to the NBA on January 22.
The Latvian Football Federation's (LFF) board decided during a meeting on January 20 to dismiss the Latvian national football team's head coach Slavisa Stojanovič and appoint Dainis Kazakevičs the team's new head coach, reported the LETA newswire.