At the request of the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF), the National Armed Forces (NBS) will also be involved in the organization of the World Championship in Hockey, the Ministry of Defense said May 11.
At a meeting of the Rīga City Council committee on financial and administrative affairs on Thursday, May 6, councillors supported the allocation of more than half a million euros to go towards the costs of hosting the 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship run by the Swiss-based International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
Latvia-born Australian Olympic swimmer John (Jānis) Konrads has on Sunday passed away aged 78, according to Reuters.
If before the pandemic, exercise enthusiasts were looking for nearby gyms, now they are looking for parks and stadiums where classes take place under the clouds. Sports instructors surveyed by Latvian Radio April 20 acknowledged that open spaces are filling with active people.
Italian specialist Luca Banchi has been confirmed as the new head coach of the Latvian national men's basketball team, the Latvian Basketball Association said March 25.
Downhill skiing slopes will have to comply with additional safety measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, the government decided Thursday, February 18.
Latvia will play host to 16 international ice hockey teams, officials, broadcasters and support staff from around the world this spring after the International Ice Hockey Federation decided Belarus could no longer take part in what was originally a joint bid for the IIHF Hockey World Championship.
Rīga residents are offered many opportunities to get some fresh air while keeping active, municipality representative Ilze Krūkle said January 18.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said January 18 the country might be prepared to host the World Ice Hockey Championships alone following the announcement by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) that Latvia's original co-host, Belarus, could no longer host the event.
This week cross country ski fans will finally be able to get a sporting fix with the opening of several cross-country ski trails provided by the Rīga municipality, as well as equipment rental points.
For the first time in history, the 2021 Rimi Rīga marathon will be held in August instead of May, but the running season will be extended throughout the year, organizers said December 10.
This weekend, the first skiing slopes in Latvia are planning to begin the winter season and will try to work within the limits of COVID-19, LETA reported December 8.
Football fans can look forward to some enticing matches in 2021 after the composition of Latvia's World Cup qualifying group was revealed in the official draw in Switzerland.
The women's competition in skeleton on Friday started the World Cup season in Sigulda, where Latvian Endija Tērauda came third, Latvian Television reported November 20.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said November 18 it had examined a detailed report into whether the planned IIHF World Championships due to be co-hosted by Latvia and Belarus could go ahead... but still needs more time to make a decision about it.
Next year's planned International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships -- due to be co-hosted by Latvia and Belarus -- were placed in further doubt November 16 with the blacklisting of Belarus' ice hockey federation head by Latvia.
Latvian Postal service Latvijas Pasts has issued a postage stamp commemorating legendary athlete Jānis Daliņš, LP said October 20.
The additional temporary restrictions imposed do not prevent anyone from working to improve their physical fitness, said Ilga Šuplinska, Minister for Education and Science, responsible for the sports sector, on October 15.
The Rīga marathon was cancelled on Friday evening just hours before it was due to take place on Saturday. The event's organizer, Aigars Nords, told Latvian Television October 13 that it was an emotional experience for him and his team.
This year, the Rimi Riga Marathon’s 30th anniversary race on October 10-11 will take place physically and in person, while adhering to government restrictions regarding COVID-19, organizers have said.
Good news for anyone desperate for a bit of non-bed-based cardio training in the wee small hours of the morning: in October Latvia will get a state-of-the-art 24-hour gym.
Latvia's two participants in this year's Tour de France made heroic efforts over the last few days, with both making their mark on one of the toughest challenges in sport.
Due to a positive COVID-19 test, Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka will not be able to defend the European Champions title in beach volleyball next weekend, Gunta Aizporiete, general secretary of the Latvian Volleyball Federation (LVF), told LETA September 4.
The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) has suggested to organize the world championship in Sigulda during the season of 2020/2021, as well as to host an additional World Cup stage, Zintis Ekmanis, secretary-general of the Latvian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (LBSF), told Latvian Radio on August 27.
On the anniversary of the Baltic Way, Rimi Riga marathon organizers call for all the Baltics to unite in a run or walk along a part of the Baltic Way and find out who is more active – Latvians, Lithuanians or Estonians – in a friendly competition, organizer Aigars Nords said August 18.
In Daugavpils, an ancient sport has been taken up - the dragon boat race, rooted in China. Saturday, August 15, the second international Dragon boat festival is taking place on Stropu lake, organizers said August 14.
Latvian champion weightlifter Rebeka Koha, who recently announced her conversion to Islam, announced Wednesday that she is ending her athletic career, the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) said August 5.