Latvia and Sweden will sign a memorandum in June providing for cooperation on Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, using Latvia's Sigulda track for the Olympic luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events.
On Saturday an NBA game dedicated to Latvia's centenary was held in New York, with Latvia's president and local Latvians present, reported LTV April 9.
The veteran coach from Latvia Aleksandrs Starkovs has been sacked as the head coach of the Latvian national football team.
US Open champion Sloane Stephens won in straight sets 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to win her first Miami Open title and while Ostapenko's game started well, her barnstorming style failed to pay off in the second set when Stevens gradually asserted control.
Latvia's top-ranked lady tennis player on Thursday advanced to the final of the Miami Premier series tournament after defeating America's Danielle Collins 7-6, 6-3.
19-year-old Rebeka Koha triumphed at the European Weightlifting Championships and placed well-ahead of the second place holder, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.
In early December, Sigulda will hold the first stage of the 2018/2019 season's World Cup in the skeleton and two-man bobsleigh event, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation said.
This year's Riga marathon will have a festive flavor to coincide with Latvia's centenary, organizers of the annual race series said at a launch event March 7.
Latvia finished its campaign at the 2018 PyeongChang winter Olympics with plenty of good performances but just one medal, a bronze won by Oskars Melbardis and Janis Strenga in the two-man bobsleigh.
Latvia's speed skater Haralds Silovs on February 23 finished in 15th place in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Latvian speed skater Roberts Zvejnieks on February 20 took second place in his run and qualified for the quarterfinals of the 500-meter men's short-track event in the 2018 Winter Olympics, reports LSM's Latvian-language service.
Latvia scored the first medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics with Oskars Melbārdis' two-man bob ranking third in a four-round run.
Latvia's figure skater, 18-year-old Deniss Vasiļjevs on February 17 concluded his Olympic debut at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, ranking 19th in men's figure skating.
The Dukurs brother, Martins and Tomass, considered perhaps Latvia's best hopes for medals at the PyeongChang WInter Olympics, failed to make the podium Friday as mistakes cost them dear,
More of Latvia's competitors at the Winter Olympics in South Korea have been in action.
Haralds Silovs, Latvia's sole speed skater at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ranked fourth in men's 1500 m speed skating on February 13. This is the best-ever achievement in the sport for the Baltic nation.
The Latvian women's tennis team was successful in advancing out of the Federation Cup's Europe/Africa Zone Group I for the first time since 1993 on February 10 after defeating Serbia 2-1.
February 9 marks the opening of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. A total 102 medals will be divvied up in 15 disciplines, and Latvia wants to get in on the action too.
An MRI on Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis, who plays for the NBA's New York Knicks, revealed he tore the ACL in his left knee in 103-89 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced.
Latvian NBA star Kristaps Porziņģis (or Kristaps Porzingis, without the special characters, as it appears on the tableau) would like his surname to include the Latvian letters 'ņ' and 'ģ' on the scoreboard for the Knicks' game vs the Milwaukee Bucks, slated for April 7 and dedicated to Latvia's centenary.
Canada's mighty national ice hockey team overcame Latvia in a pre-Olympic warm-up match played in Rīga February 4.
Bobsleigh competitor Daumants Dreiškens will have the honor of carrying Latvia's flag at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, the Latvian Olympic Federation announced January 29.
An epic performance by Latvia's champion boxer Mairis Briedis nevertheless was not enough to prevent him yielding up his unbeaten record to Ukraine's talented Oleksandr Usyk Saturday night.
Latvia's Andrejs Rastorgujevs scored a gold medal at the men's ten-kilometer sprint at the Biathlon European Championships event in Italy.
Latvia's champion boxer Mairis Briedis added another title to his trophy cabinet January 24 when he was presented with Latvia's highest state honor by President Raimonds Vējonis.
New York Knicks forward and Latvia's best-known basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis has been named a 2018 NBA All-Star. He will play in the Eastern Conference as reserve, the league said January 24.
A total 35 athletes will represent Latvia in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Latvian Olympic Committee said January 22.
Following an upper thigh injury in her left leg, Latvia's Jeļena Ostapenko, WTA 7 and known in Latvia as Aļona, lost to Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, WTA 33, with 3-6, 6-1, 3-6.
Latvia's foremost tennis star Jeļena Ostapenko (known in Latvia as Aļona, WTA 7) advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after beating China's Duan Ying-Ying (WTA 100) in a nerve-wracking game with 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.