Sigulda to buy land for potential Olympic village
The local authority of the central Latvian town of Sigulda will buy a land plot from the local Evangelical Lutheran parish for a development project that might become an Olympic village, LETA was told at the Sigulda local authority.
Skujiņš finishes first Tour de France in 82nd place
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš completed his debut Tour de France July 29, finishing up in 82nd place in the general classification out of 145 riders who made it to the finishing line and 176 who registered to take part at the start, some 3,300 kilometers earlier on July 7.
Bucharest tennis tournament triumph for Sevastova
Latvia's number 2 woman's tennis star, Anastasija Sevastova, recorded the third tournament win of her career July 22 with a straight-sets 7-6, 6-2 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia at WTA ranking tournament the Bucharest Open.
Briedis wins in Moscow
Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis scored a comfortable victory July 21 in Moscow over French opponent Brandon Deslaurier.
Skujiņš still in polka dots on Tour de France
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš is still going strong at the Tour de France, starting Day 9 again in the polka dot joursey of the King of the Mountains. And with Monday designated a rest day, he will retain the jersey until July 17 when the race heads into the Alps proper and competition for the jersey is sure to increase considerably.
Skujiņš retains polka dot jersey
Latvia's Toms Skujiņš retained the famous polka dot jersey of the the King of the Mountains after stage 6 of the Tour de France July 12 and will wear it again on July 13.
Ostapenko's Wimbledon run comes to an end
Latvian tennis star Aļona Ostapenko's bid for the Wimbledon ladies' singles title came to an end July 12 when she was defeated by Germany's Angelique Kerber, 3-6, 3-6.
Ostapenko into Wimbledon semi finals
Latvia's Aļona Ostapenko (known worldwide as Jelena) made it into the last four of the Wimbledon ladies singles July 10 with a powerful 7-5, 6-4 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.