The Ogre Technical College competitive logging team participated in the Lumberjack 2019 international professional forestry skills competition at Polotsk State Forestry College in Belarus. They placed in almost every event, sweeping 10 out of 19 possible medals, reported Zemgale Regional Television on December 3.
The TTT Rīga basketball club has drafted Women's National Basketball Association defensive player Marina Mabrey, replacing American point guard Linnae Harper, according to information from the club.
Latvia's long-suffering soccer fans finally got something to smile about November 19 when the national team recorded its first win in more than a year.
Latvian Paralympian Diāna Dadzīte won gold in the women’s javelin F56 at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai on November 11.
On Saturday, October 26, an English player made his debut with the Latvian rugby team in the game against Sweden. He is just one of many other foreign nationals to represent a Latvian national sports team.
Ritvars Suharevs won the gold medal at the European Junior Weightlifting Championships in Romania on Thursday in the 81 kg. and under weight category, according to organizers. Since 2015 Suharevs hasn't been left without a medal in any continental junior championships, but last year he was the silver medalist.
Latvian weightlifter Rebeka Koha won gold in the European Weightlifting Federation's U-23 Championships on October 21 in Romania, reports LSM's English language service.
Latvia's second-ranked women's tennis player Aļona Ostapenko on Sunday defeated Germany's Julia Goerges in straight sets in the final match of the Luxembourg Open.
The Latvian Football Federation's (LFF) President Kaspars Gorkšs was dismissed from his job during the federation's extraordinary congress on Thursday.
Latvia's lengthy run of poor resuts continued in the Euro 2020 qualifying tournament October 10 with a well-drilled Polish outfit taking all the points on offer in Rīga.
The Latvian State Police have detained three people in a criminal case concerning possible match fixing in Latvian soccer, the State Police's Chief Ints Kuzis told a press conference on October 9.
On Saturday, Latvia's second lady tennis player Jeļena Ostapenko defeated the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the opening round of the Beijing WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
Latvia spends more than the European Union average on the provision of sport and recreation, when it is considered as a percentage of the government budget, according to Eurostat data released September 23 to mark the European Week of Sport (23-30 September).
Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka capped a successful two days at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament on Sunday as the pair became the first women's team from Latvia to qualify for the Olympics by defeating Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic, reported the LETA newswire September 22.
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Rīga is to host a public lecture by Swede Erik Ahlström, inventor of the sport of 'Plogging' - a combination of jogging with picking up litter.
September 16 sees registration open for the Rīga Marathon, for what is being described as the which "30th anniversary season" with the first Rīga marathon taking place in 1991, according to organizers.
Latvia's second women's tennis player Jeļena (also known as Aļona) Ostapenko on September 10 defeated China's Xiaodi You 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 in the opening round of the Zhengzhou WTA Premier series tennis tournament.
Latvian swimmer Valerijs Kalmikovs, who competed at two Olympic Games, completed a successful swim between England and France across the Strait of Dover on September 9, becoming the first athlete from Latvia to accomplish the famous feat of aquatic endurance.
The NBA's Brooklyn Nets are looking into allegations of domestic violence against Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs after he was arrested in Brooklyn and released without bail Tuesday, the New York Post reported.
Latvia's two top ladies' tennis players have advanced to the third round of the WTA US Open competition, reported LETA.
On August 15, Latvian football club Rīga FC enjoyed possibly the finest hour in its history so far, playing out a 2:2 draw at Finnish football club Helsinki HJK in a second-leg UEFA Europa League third qualification round qualifier.
Latvia's Aļona Ostapenko defeated Russia's Anstasia Pavlyuchenkova with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in a strained second round of Rogers Cup 2019 on Wednesday, August 7, according to tournament organisers.
Latvia's No.2 Aļona Ostapenko defeated France's No.1 Caroline Garcia in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, in the first round of Rogers Cup on Monday, August 5, according to tournament organizers.
Roberts Štelmahers has been appointed the new head coach of the Latvian national men's basketball team, the Latvian Basketball Association announced on August 1, according to LETA.
Around 30 to 40 Latvian athletes representing 15 different sports will take part in the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Aldons Vrublevskis, President of the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC), told LETA on July 29.
On Sunday, July 28, Latvia's No. 1. Anastasija Sevastova defeated Poland's Katarzyna Kawa in the finals of the Baltic Open in Jūrmala with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, according to tournament organizers.
On Wednesday, July 24, Latvia's No.1 Anastasija Sevastova defeated Slovenian Dalila Jakupovič in a three set match with a score of 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4 and reaches the quarterfinals in the Baltic Open in Jūrmala, according to tournament organizers.
Anastasija Sevastova defeated Varvara Flink with a score of 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the WTA International series on Tuesday, July 23, in Jūrmala, according to tournament organizers.
On Tuesday, Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player Anastasija Sevastova defeated Romania's Ana Bogdan 5-7, 7-6 (7:4), 7-5 in the opening round of the Bucharest WTA International series tennis tournament.