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Latvia's hockey heroes face crunch Slovakia clash
Latvia's hockey heroes face crunch Slovakia clash
The Latvian national ice hockey  team will play their penultimate game in the group stages of the IIHF world championship on Sunday evening against Slovakia, wth a win a must to stand a chance of progressing to the latter stages of the tournament. 
Over 33,000 runners to take part in Rīga Marathon
Over 33,000 runners to take part in Rīga Marathon
More than 33,000 runners will take part in the "Rimi" Riga Marathon this weekend, and the World Running Championships, which were held in Rīga last year, play a significant role in the increase in the number of participants, Aigars Nords, the head of the event's organizing team, told Latvian Television on Friday. 
Rīga Marathon returns this weekend
Rīga Marathon returns this weekend
On May 18 and 19, the most ambitious grassroots sports event in the Baltics, the Rimi Riga Marathon, will bring together more than 30,000 running enthusiasts from almost 100 countries, including top-ranking professionals
Latvian hockey team for world championship named
Latvian hockey team for world championship named
Latvian national team head coach Harijs Vītoliņš on Tuesday named 25 ice hockey players to go to the world championships in the Czech Republic, but not all players will be registered immediately for the tournament.
Latvians rather indifferent about need for football stadium
Latvians rather indifferent about need for football stadium
The Latvian Football Federation (LFF) has received land in Riga for the construction of a national football stadium. Almost half of the Latvian population is inclined to consider the stadium necessary, but about a fifth don't know whether they would like to see it or not, according to a survey conducted by the research center "Norstat" in cooperation with LSM.lv. 
Rīga mulls football stadium on Lucavsala island
Rīga mulls football stadium on Lucavsala island
Riga City Council (RD) will soon have to decide whether to build a national football stadium in Lucavsala. More than 10 hectares of land has already been supported for the purpose by the responsible local government committee, Latvian Radio reported on April 4.
Rimi Riga Marathon to include people with disabilities
Rimi Riga Marathon to include people with disabilities
The organizers of the Rimi Riga Marathon are introducing a special program to encourage the participation of people with functional impairments and their assistants, the marathon representatives said on March 27.
Gold-and-silver Sunday for Latvian luge athletes
Gold-and-silver Sunday for Latvian luge athletes
Latvian luger Elīna Ieva Vītola won the last women's individual race of the season of luge world cup in Sigulda on Sunday, while Kristers Aparjods was the best in the men's competition. The Latvians finished second in the relay. 
Latvian bobsled duo fighting for a medal Sunday
Latvian bobsled duo fighting for a medal Sunday
The two Latvian bobsled duos led by Emīls Cipulis and Jēkabs Kalenda stand in sixth and 28th places respectively in the world bobsled championship in Vinterberg, Germany after the first two races held on Saturday, February 24.
Youth fight show to be looked at by police
Youth fight show to be looked at by police
Violation after violation – fighting sports industry professionals say this about a fight between an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old, the video of which has been made public. The event did not comply with various safety rules as well. Police will look into this incident, Latvian Television reported on February 14.
Ostapenko's strong season continues
Ostapenko's strong season continues
Latvia's top tennis player, Aļona Ostapenko, currently ranked 12th in the world, continued her excellent season February 4 by winning the Linz "WTA 500" series tournament on Sunday, defeating the Russian Yekaterina Alexandrova, 6-2, 6-3.

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