Granting Latvia citizenship to US basketball player Shey Peddy would not be the right decision to make, as it could affect home athletes' motivation to strive for high achievements, said the chairman of the Sports Subcommittee in the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee Sandis Riekstiņš (New Conservative Party) on Latvian Radio June 7.
On May 4, Latvian weight-lifter Ritvars Suharevs won gold at the World Junior Championship in Fiji. Suharevs, who competed in the 81 kilogram weight category, lifted an overall of 251 kilograms, coming 3 kilograms short of a personal record.
Latvia played its final game at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 21, ending its campaign with a convincing 4:1 win against Norway.
The Latvian national hockey team was defeated by Sweden 4:5 (0:1, 1:1, 3:3) at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 20.
Ethiopian Andualem Belay Shiferaw came first in the Tet Riga marathon this Sunday, reaching the finish line after two hours, 8 minutes, and 51 seconds, setting a new record. In the woman's race, Shiferaw's fellow national Birke Debele came first, finishing at 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 18 seconds, and also setting a new Riga marathon record, the organisers announced.
Latvia takes on mighty Sweden at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 20.
Latvia's national ice hockey team lost a crucial game at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 16.
Latvia returned to winning ways at the IIHF world championships in Slovakia May 14 with a 3-0 victory over Italy. The win gives them two wins and a loss from their first three games.
NBA star Kristaps Porziņģis was involved in a bloody altercation over the weekend at a club in his hometown of Liepaja, ESPN reports.
Latvia's national ice hockey team put in two good performances at the start of their International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship campaign over the weekend, coming away with a convincing win and a narrow loss.
The International Olympic Committee on May 10 officially disqualified long jumper Ineta Radeviča from fourth place at the 2012 London Games.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova on April 25 defeated Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Stuttgart WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova (WTA No. 13) beat Latvia's No.2 racket Aļona Ostapenko (WTA No. 29) in a three-set battle with 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 in the first round of the Stuttgart Open, organizers say.
Latvia's hopes of defeating Germany in next weekend's Fed Cup tennis clash with Germany have taken a knock with the news that top-ranked player Anastasija Sevastova will not be participating.
Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva on April 11 won a bronze medal at the European Wrestling Championships in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest, reported the LETA newswire.
The Cabinet of Ministers on April 9 agreed on guarantees regarding Latvia's participation in the organization of the 2026 Winter Olympic together with Sweden.
Latvia's second tennis player Aļona Ostapeno defeated American Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7:4) in the second round of the Charleston Open tennis tournament on April 3.
Justice was very belatedly done March 27 with confirmation that Latvia's gold medal bobsleigh team are winners of Olympic gold.
Latvia's mutiple world skeleton champion Martins Dukurs said March 27 he was already eyeing participation in the next Winter Olympic games, due to be held in Beijing, China in three years.
Latvia's national soccer team on March 21 lost its opening EURO 2020 qualifier to North Macedonia 1:3.
The new trainer of Latvia's national soccer team was officially announced March 13. A press conference of the Latvian Football Federation (LFF) introduced Slovenian Slaviša Stojanovič as the man who will attempt to get Latvia into the 2020 European Championship finals.
Oskars Ķibermanis and his team secured a silver medal for Latvia in the 4-man bobsleigh World Championship in Whistler, Canada on March 10, notching up a new track record along the way.
Skeleton legend Martins Dukurs added yet again to his trophy cabinet March 8, becoming world champion for the sixth time
Basketball player Dairis Bertāns has become the latest Latvian to join the ranks of the world's top basketball league, the NBA in the United States.
Latvian Football Federation President Kaspars Gorkšs survived a vote of no confidence during the federation's extraordinary meeting on March 28.
In a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier in Podgorica on February 25, the Latvian national basketball team defeated Montenegro 80:74 (16:8, 20:23, 24:24, 20:19), but sadly that was not enough for Latvia to qualify for the World Cup.
Latvia's women tennis players scored a thrilling victory over Slovakia's finest in the Federations Cup at the weekend, advancing them in the prestigious competition with the promise of even bigger days to come.
The National Baketball Association's Dallas Mavericks have acquired All-Star Latvian forward Kristaps Porziņģis and three other players from the New York Knicks in exchange for a package that includes point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round picks, ESPN reports.
On January 30, Latvia's second-best ranked woman tennis player Alona Ostapenko defeated France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 0-6, 6-0 in the opening round of the St Petersburg WTA Premier series tennis tournament.