Sigulda returns to the bobsleigh big time
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.
Latvian slopes experiment with year-round snow
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.
Boxing champ Briedis fronts Rīga promotional film
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.
Sevastova through to semifinals in Moscow
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.
Sevastova through to second round of Moscow WTA
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.
Sevastova closes in on WTA top 10
Anastasija Sevastova, the leading Latvian tennis player, reached a new personal best on October 15, taking 11th place in the World Tennis Association rankings.
Winter Olympic bid in jeopardy as Stockholm gets cold feet
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.
Sevastova through to Beijing WTA quarterfinals
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.
Sevastova into US Open semi final
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.
Sigulda to buy land for potential Olympic village
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.
Skujiņš finishes first Tour de France in 82nd place
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.