Latvian speed skater Roberts Zvejnieks on February 20 took second place in his run and qualified for the quarterfinals of the 500-meter men's short-track event in the 2018 Winter Olympics, reports LSM's Latvian-language service.
Latvia scored the first medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics with Oskars Melbārdis' two-man bob ranking third in a four-round run.
Latvia's figure skater, 18-year-old Deniss Vasiļjevs on February 17 concluded his Olympic debut at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, ranking 19th in men's figure skating.
The Dukurs brother, Martins and Tomass, considered perhaps Latvia's best hopes for medals at the PyeongChang WInter Olympics, failed to make the podium Friday as mistakes cost them dear,
More of Latvia's competitors at the Winter Olympics in South Korea have been in action.
Haralds Silovs, Latvia's sole speed skater at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ranked fourth in men's 1500 m speed skating on February 13. This is the best-ever achievement in the sport for the Baltic nation.
The Latvian women's tennis team was successful in advancing out of the Federation Cup's Europe/Africa Zone Group I for the first time since 1993 on February 10 after defeating Serbia 2-1.
February 9 marks the opening of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. A total 102 medals will be divvied up in 15 disciplines, and Latvia wants to get in on the action too.
An MRI on Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis, who plays for the NBA's New York Knicks, revealed he tore the ACL in his left knee in 103-89 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced.
Latvian NBA star Kristaps Porziņģis (or Kristaps Porzingis, without the special characters, as it appears on the tableau) would like his surname to include the Latvian letters 'ņ' and 'ģ' on the scoreboard for the Knicks' game vs the Milwaukee Bucks, slated for April 7 and dedicated to Latvia's centenary.
Canada's mighty national ice hockey team overcame Latvia in a pre-Olympic warm-up match played in Rīga February 4.
Bobsleigh competitor Daumants Dreiškens will have the honor of carrying Latvia's flag at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, the Latvian Olympic Federation announced January 29.
An epic performance by Latvia's champion boxer Mairis Briedis nevertheless was not enough to prevent him yielding up his unbeaten record to Ukraine's talented Oleksandr Usyk Saturday night.
Latvia's Andrejs Rastorgujevs scored a gold medal at the men's ten-kilometer sprint at the Biathlon European Championships event in Italy.
Latvia's champion boxer Mairis Briedis added another title to his trophy cabinet January 24 when he was presented with Latvia's highest state honor by President Raimonds Vējonis.
New York Knicks forward and Latvia's best-known basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis has been named a 2018 NBA All-Star. He will play in the Eastern Conference as reserve, the league said January 24.
A total 35 athletes will represent Latvia in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Latvian Olympic Committee said January 22.
Following an upper thigh injury in her left leg, Latvia's Jeļena Ostapenko, WTA 7 and known in Latvia as Aļona, lost to Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, WTA 33, with 3-6, 6-1, 3-6.
Latvia's foremost tennis star Jeļena Ostapenko (known in Latvia as Aļona, WTA 7) advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after beating China's Duan Ying-Ying (WTA 100) in a nerve-wracking game with 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Latvia's tennis player Anastasija Sevastova (WTA 15) has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after defeating Varvara Lepchenko (WTA 64) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Latvia's foremost tennis star Jeļena Ostapenko (Known as Aļona in her homeland) (WTA 7) came back from 1-4 in the second set to breeze past Italian Francesca Schiavone, 6-1, 6-4, at the Australian Open.
You've heard of volleyball and beach volleyball, but now another variation on the theme - snow volleyball - is joining the list in Latvia's winter sports capital, Sigulda.
NBA Franchise the New York Knicks - home of Latvian superstar Kristaps Porziņģis - has announced plans for a special day marking 100 years of Latvian independence.
On January 8, Latvian forward Dāvis Bertāns reminded everyone that Kristaps Porziņģis is not the only Latvian in the NBA, scoring a career high 28 points, as his San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 107:100.
Aļona (Jeļena) Ostapenko recorded another notable tennis victory December 30, recording a victory over the legendary Serena Williams in a non-tour exhibition match.
Tennis player Alona Ostapenko was named European of the Year 2017 in Latvia in a ceremony held December 28 by the European Movement in Latvia.
An outstanding sporting year was rounded off in fine style December 21 with Latvia honoring its sporting stars.
For the ninth year in a row, Latvian skeleton slider Martins Dukurs triumphed at the European Skeleton Championships on December 15.For the ninth year in a row, Latvian skeleton slider Martins Dukurs triumphed at the European Skeleton Championships on December 15.