Sport
Ski slopes will have more restrictions
Downhill skiing slopes will have to comply with additional safety measures to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, the government decided Thursday, February 18.
Latvia to host ice hockey world championship alone
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.
Latvia might be prepared to host World Ice Hockey Championship alone
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.
Rīga ski tracks opening for business
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.
Next Rīga marathon planned in August 2021
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.
IIHF dithers over Latvia-Belarus world championships decision
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.
Latvia blacklists Belarus ice hockey federation chief
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.
Exercise has not been banned, says Education Minister
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.
Beach volleyball player Graudiņa COVID-19 positive
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.
Latvia offered to host World Championship in bobsleigh and skeleton
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.
Run along the Baltic Way on its anniversary!
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.
Fire up the dragon boat in Daugavpils
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.
Champion weightlifter Koha quits sports career
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.
Tennis star Sevastova: going home means Latvia
The pandemic temporarily suspended the continuous whirlpool of professional tennis, where Latvian player Anastasija Sevastova has demonstrated her skills brilliantly in the world's best tournaments. In an interview with LSM, Sevastova said although her life is constantly on the move, home is still in Liepāja by the seashore.

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