The ruling body of European soccer, UEFA, has banned the general director of Jūrmala football club "Spartaks" from the game for ten years.
The number of people employed in the field of sport in Latvia grew substantially from 5,400 in 2015 to 6,800 in 2020, according to data published by Eurostat September 27.
The Latvian men's volleyball team has finished in fourth place in Group D at the European Men's Volleyball Championships, and will advance to the knockout stage of the tournament for the first time ever.
Athlete Diāna Dadzīte added a fifth medal to the Latvian Paralympic prize collection by scoring a bronze on top of her already earned silver on August 30.
Latvian athlete Aigars Apinis was awarded the bronze medal in the men's discus throw at the Tokyo Paralympics after the original third-place finisher was disqualified, the Latvian Paralympic Committee told the LETA newswire August 30.
The Latvian national ice hockey team won all three games in its Olympic qualification tournament and has secured a spot at the Beijing Olympic Games 2022.
Rihards Snikus, with the horse King of the Dance, won second place in equestrian sports in the first phase of the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday, ensuring both the silver medal and participation in the next race, where the eight best will start.
Latvia has got the first medal in the Tokyo Paralympic games with discus thrower Diāna Dadzīte bringing home the silver.
For the first time, a Latvian National Open Championship in Cable Wakeboarding will take place in a Full-Size Cable (FSC), following international standards, organizers of the event have announced.
Latvia's northern city of Valmiera reinforced its claim to be Latvia's sporting capital August 13 with the first major event to be held at a fully renovated athletics stadium named after local athletics legend Jānis Daliņš.
Latvian beach volleyball duo Martins Pļaviņš and Edgars Točs have finished fourth in the men's Olympic beach volleyball tournament.
Latvian beach volleyball duo Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka lost against Swiss team Heidrich/Verge-Depre in the playoff for bronze with a score of 0-2 (19:21, 15:21).
Latvian men's beach volleyball duo Mārtiņš Pļaviņš and Edgars Točs lost against Norwegians Anders Berntsen Mol and Christian Sandlie Sorum by 0-2 (21:15, 21:16).
Latvian beach volleyball duo Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka lost against Australians Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy August 5 by 0-2 (21:23, 13:21).
Latvian freestyle wrestler Anastasija Grigorjeva on Wednesday advanced to the Olympic bronze medal final in the 62 kilo and under competition in Tokyo.
The Latvian men's beach volleyball duo Mārtiņš Pļaviņš and Edgars Točs followed the footsteps of women's team Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka August 4 in fighting their way into the Olympic semi-finals.
Latvia's chances of winning more Olympic medals gained further force August 3 with women's beach volleyball pair Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka showing real character and fighting spirit in overcoming Canadian duo Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson 2-1 (21: 13,18: 21, 15:11).
The Latvian weightlifter Artūrs Plēsnieks won the second Olympic medal for Latvia in Tokyo, a bronze in the weight category 109 kilograms.
Latvian javelin thrower Madara Palameika achieved her best result of the season in the qualification competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, which allowed her to qualify for the final.
The latest wins by both the women's and men's beach volleyball pairs at the Tokyo Olympics have increased Latvia's chances of more medals.
The inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships 2023 will be held in Latvia, Rīga, the World Athletics Council decided July 29.
Rīga marathon will have three different starts depending on the participants' status in relation to Covid-19 risks, the marathon director Aigars Nords told Latvian Television July 29.
Latvia won its first medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games July 28 with the men's 3x3 basketball team overcoming the team of the Russian Olympic Committee in a hard-fought game 21:18.
Latvia's 3x3 men's basketball team moved into a gold medal showdown with a Russian team July 28 following an impressive semi-final victory over Belgium.
Latvian beach volleyball duo Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka beat Brazilian Ana Ramos and Rebecca Silva with results 21:15, 12:21 and 15:12 on July 28.
A win and a loss in their latest results are enough to keep Latvia's men's 3x3 basketball team in Olympic contention.
Latvian beach volleyball players Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka lost the first game against USA's Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil.
Latvia's hopes of a medal in the women's tennis singles competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games were dashed early with first-round losses for both Aļona (Jelena) Ostapenko, and Anastasija Sevastova.