Latvia will host a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament next year, Latvian Tennis Union's Secretary General Karlis Lejnieks told LETA.
Latvian teams showed excellent results in the World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton events taking place at Sigulda over the weekend.
A conference discussing urban sport is taking place in Rīga December 10 and 11.
The Latvian pairing of Oskars Kibermanis and Matīss Miknis took second place on December 8 on home ground - or home ice - in the World Cup bobsleigh event taking place at Sigulda.
The international bobsleigh (or bobsled) and skeleton season kicks off in Sigulda, Latvia December 7 with the sports' elite competitors descending on the town for the first round of the World Cup.
Retired Latvian long-jumper Ineta Radeviča has stepped down as the head of the Latvian Athletics Federation after a repeat analysis of her sample from the 2012 London Olympics tested positive for doping.
Latvia has experienced its first real snowfall of the season this week, but as Vidzeme TV reports, there has been snow on the ground in Latvia throughout the summer and fall months - albeit on a trial basis.
Retired Latvian long-jumper Ineta Radeviča has tested positive for doping after a repeat analysis of her sample from the 2012 London Olympics.
Latvian boxing champion Mairis Briedis is the central figure in a new short video designed to promote Rīga as a tourist destination. The light-hearted romp involves Briedis - who really is a policeman - leading a tour of the city, with a nod to Rocky along the way.
Latvian tennis star Ernests Gulbis lost out in the final of the Stockholm Open tennis tournament October 21, but has risen in the world rankings as a result of his strong showing.
Ernests Gulbis on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the Stockholm Open tennis tournament by beating Canada's Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the tournament.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on Monday defeated Slovakia's Magdalana Rybarikova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Moscow WTA Premier series tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova, the leading Latvian tennis player, reached a new personal best on October 15, taking 11th place in the World Tennis Association rankings.
Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics - which includes collaboration with Sigulda in Latvia - has been thrown into serious doubt after an agreement was reached between the Stockholm City Council’s two newly-merged parties that it will not host the Games, reported the LETA news agency October 13.
The joint application by the Swedish capital Stockholm and the city of Sigulda, Latvia, was officially included in the short list of candidates for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday at the International Olympic Committee (SOK) Executive Committee meeting.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova was defeated by world number two Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3-6, 3-6 in the final match at the China Open on October 6.
On October 6, Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova defeated U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka (Japan) 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Beijing Premier series tennis tournament.
Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs made his debut for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, scoring 13 points in a pre-season game.
On October 3, Latvia's second-best ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova defeated Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Beijing WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Alona Ostapenko on September 19 defeated Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the Seoul WTA International tournament.
The US' Serena Williams overcame the challenge of Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in the semi-finals of the US Open September 6 at Flushing Meadows.
Latvian tennis star Anastasija Sevastova continued her memorable year September 4 by reaching the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament for the first time in her career.
Latvia's top women's tennis players Jeļena Ostapenko (WTA #10) and Anastasija Sevastova (WTA #18) have advanced to the third round of the US Open.
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.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday overcame the tenth-seeded Julija Goerges of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (7:2) in the third round of the Canadian Open to reach the tournament's quarterfinals.
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova on Wednesday saved two match points to defeat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 4-6, 7-6 (11:9), 6-1 in the second round of the Canadian Open.
Nigerian striker Adeleke Akinyemi, who plays for Latvian football club Ventspils, based in western Latvia, has been kidnapped and the kidnappers are blackmailing the club, the club claimed in a statement to the press August 8.
Latvian tennis star Aļona (Jelena) Ostapenko is the face of a new tourism film promoting Rīga (above).
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.