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.
Latvian tennis players Aļona Ostapenko and Ernests Gulbis reached the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, January 21, but for Anastasija Sevastova the tournament has unfortunately already ended, according to information from the organizers on January 21.
On 30 January this year, the world's best bartenders will gather for the tenth time at the Olympic Voodoo Casino in Rīga to display all their skills of throwing glasses around, pouring drinks from long distances and allied skills.
Latvian skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs won first place in the BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup stage in Innsbruck, cementing his lead in the overall rankings, according to the organizers on January 17. Luge duo Kaspars Rinks and Ardis Liepiņš also won the first medal for Latvia in the Youth Olympic Games, according to organizers on January 17.
Latvian bobsledders and a skeleton athlete managed to win two silver medals and a bronze at the La Plagne, France stage of the BMW International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup, with skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs also securing first place in the overall ranking, according to organizers on January 10-12.
The Washington Wizards basketball franchise has signed Latvian center Anžejs Pasečņiks to a multi-year contract, the official National Basketball Association (NBA) website reported January 12.
The Latvian men's handball team made their debut at the European Championship final tournament in Trondheim, Norway on January 9 with a 22:33 loss against last year's champion Spain, but Latvian player Dainis Krištopāns was named player of the match, according to LETA news agency on January 9.
January 9 will go down in Latvian handball history, as the national team led by head coach Armands Uščins will compete in the European Handball Federation EURO CUP final tournament for the first time, according to Latvian Radio.
On January 7 the Latvian Cycling Federation named Krists Neilands and Vanesa Buldinska as the best Latvian cyclists of 2019.
On January 6 theater critic Silvija Radzobe was awarded the Normunds Naumanis' Annual Art Criticism Award at the “NN Night” awards ceremony, and on January 7 she spoke with Latvian Radio's “Kultūras Rondo” broadcast about the importance of theater in everyday life in Latvia.
Latvian equestrian Kristaps Neretnieks and his horse Moon Ray maintained their number one ranking in the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) regional rankings released on January 6, meaning that he qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, becoming the first Latvian equestrian to do so.
Leading Latvian distance runner Dmitrijs Serjogins completed the Cursa dels Nassos 10 kilometer road race on December 31 in Barcelona in 29 minutes and 10 seconds, winning third place and improving on his own national record by 26 seconds, according to event organizers on January 1.
Tennis player Sevastova once again triumphed in the women's category, while skeleton athlete Martins Dukurs claimed his sixth athlete of the year award in the men's category. In the fan vote Latvian Television recognized sidecar motocross passenger Kaspars Stupelis as the most popular athlete of the year.
On December 15 Latvian skeleton athlete Endija Tērauda won her first career gold at the third stage of the Europe Cup in Königssee, Germany, according to LETA news agency.
The Latvian National Women's Floorball team beat Norway 6-4 in the first playoff game in Switzerland, securing a spot in the World Championships quarter-finals, according to Latvian Television on December 11.
Latvian skeleton racers opened World Cup season with a race at Lake Placid on December 8, where Martins Dukurs won silver and Tomass Dukurs placed sixth, according to Latvian Television.
The Ogre Technical College competitive logging team participated in the Lumberjack 2019 international professional forestry skills competition at Polotsk State Forestry College in Belarus. They placed in almost every event, sweeping 10 out of 19 possible medals, reported Zemgale Regional Television on December 3.
The TTT Rīga basketball club has drafted Women's National Basketball Association defensive player Marina Mabrey, replacing American point guard Linnae Harper, according to information from the club.
Latvia's long-suffering soccer fans finally got something to smile about November 19 when the national team recorded its first win in more than a year.
Latvian Paralympian Diāna Dadzīte won gold in the women’s javelin F56 at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai on November 11.
On Saturday, October 26, an English player made his debut with the Latvian rugby team in the game against Sweden. He is just one of many other foreign nationals to represent a Latvian national sports team.
Ritvars Suharevs won the gold medal at the European Junior Weightlifting Championships in Romania on Thursday in the 81 kg. and under weight category, according to organizers. Since 2015 Suharevs hasn't been left without a medal in any continental junior championships, but last year he was the silver medalist.
Latvian weightlifter Rebeka Koha won gold in the European Weightlifting Federation's U-23 Championships on October 21 in Romania, reports LSM's English language service.
Latvia's second-ranked women's tennis player Aļona Ostapenko on Sunday defeated Germany's Julia Goerges in straight sets in the final match of the Luxembourg Open.
The Latvian Football Federation's (LFF) President Kaspars Gorkšs was dismissed from his job during the federation's extraordinary congress on Thursday.