Latvian tennis players Anastasija Sevastova and Jeļena Ostapenko have both improved their standings in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, with Ostapenko ranked 12th after making it into the quarterfinals in Wimbledon 2017, repeating her career high.
17.07.2017, Sports
Jelena Ostapenko continued her remarkable winning streak July 10, beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 to rack up 11 grand slam singles victories in a row.
10.07.2017, Sports
Latvia's young tennis star Jelena Ostapenko will on June 8 play for a place in the final of the French open tennis championship, one of the most prestigious 'grand slam' tournaments in the world.
07.06.2017, Sports
On December 10, the Latvian Skeleton Federation announced that its team will boycott the world championships in Sochi in February 2017, doing so in response to the growing scandal that surrounds doping in Russia. It means that the number one skeleton rider at this time, Martins Dukurs, will skip the biggest competition of the season.
12.12.2016, Sports
BLINDSAVE USA LLC has created a unique product for athletes – the world’s first protective gear that adjusts itself to conform to the person’s body, thus ensuring superior protection and comfort. The gear is suited for use in basketball and other indoor sports, as well as football.
19.10.2016, Start-up, Sports
The Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21. Latvia is represented by 34 athletes who are competing in 13 different disciplines. The first week was successful for female athletes from Latvia who demonstrated good results, but did not win any medals.
Latvian Institute, 15.08.2016, Sports, Events