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Latvia strikes gold in Tokyo!
Latvia won its first medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games July 28 with the men's 3x3 basketball team overcoming the team of the Russian Olympic Committee in a hard-fought game 21:18.
Ostapenko wins fourth career title
Latvia's former French Open champion Aļona Ostapenko (her name is usually rendered as Jelena on the TW tour scoreboard but is called Aļona in her homeland) claimed a fourth career title June 26 in an all-Baltic match-up. 
Where can you swim in Rīga?
With particularly hot weather expected this week, many people in the Latvian capital will be looking for places to cool off. Luckily Rīga has several places rated safe for swimming -- provided swimmers themselves don't engage in dangerous behavior such as swimming while intoxicated.
Latvia bow out of ice hockey World Championship
Latvia's involvement in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships is now restricted to that of host nation only, after the national team lost a make-or-break game against Germany June 1.
Hockey ticket purchase guidelines published
Latvia – Germany game on June 1 will decide whether the Latvian team will be able to play in the quarter-finals. This will be a game that will also be watched by spectators. Late Monday evening, championship organizers came up with guidelines for entering the arena.
Latvia lose to Norway, quarter-final spot in the balance
The Latvian national ice hockey team lost 3:4 to the Norwegian national team after a shootout finale Friday, after the scores remained level at 3:3 during regular time and overtime. The result that places their hopes of making the latter stages of the IIHF World Championships in the balance. 
Latvia downed by Kazakhstan at IIHF World Championship
Latvia came close to second victory at the International Ice Hockey Championship in Rīga May 22 but were narrowly defeated by Kazakhstan -- the first time the central Asian nation, ranked 16th in the world has beaten Latvia, ranked 10th, at a world championship.
Hockey fans might enjoy first game live next Thursday
The world championship organizers have yet to find a solution to implement the Saeima decision on allowing fans to watch games live. The first game with live spectators could take place Thursday, May 27, said Aigars Kalvītis, head of Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF), May 21.

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