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  • Latvian Olympic hockey player fails drug test
    Latvian Olympic hockey player fails drug test
    According to the Canadian Press on Friday, Latvian hockey player Ralfs Freibergs tested positive for steroids after Latvia's 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Freibergs, a defenseman, was the second...
  • Latvian hockey player drug failures impacted Olympic hockey results
    Latvian hockey player drug failures impacted Olympic hockey results
    According to James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, a second Latvian hockey player who played in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi has allegedly failed a drug test.This Latvian hockey player is unnamed at the present time. The first was Vitalijs...
  • Kristers Gudlevskis
    Gudlevskis almost steals the game, but Canada slips by Latvia and into the semis
    The defending gold medalists, Canada got quite the scare from Latvia during Wednesday’s quarterfinal matchup.Despite outshooting the Latvians 57-16, Canada only managed two goals. Goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis gave the performance of a...
  • Nolan leads Latvia to Olympic hockey quarterfinals
    Nolan leads Latvia to Olympic hockey quarterfinals
    According to Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, Buffalo Sabres' head coach Ted Nolan of Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario is a major reason why Latvia is in the quarterfinals of the men's hockey tournament at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi...
  • Matthias Bieber
    Latvia stuns Switzerland, moves on to face Canada in the quarterfinals
    Latvia came within eight seconds of forcing overtime in last week’s preliminary round matchup against Switzerland.In Tuesday’s game, with the nation’s first-ever birth in the quarterfinals on the line, they were able to exact...
  • Edgars Masalskis
    Latvia surrenders late goal in heartbreaking loss to Switzerland
    The Latvian hockey team had not beat a team ranked in the top eight in Olympic competition in its’ last 11 attempts. On Wednesday, they played a spirited contest against Switzerland; and it momentarily looked like they would have a chance to...
  • Sandis Ozolinsh
    6 seasons removed from the NHL, Ozolinsh returns to the Olympic stage for Latvia
    After the 20th Winter Olympiad in Torino, Italy in 2006, defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh walked away from the Latvian Olympic team for reasons he declined to elaborate on."I was done with the national team," said Ozolinsh on Saturday. "...
  • Latvia collapse
    Latvia collapse: Latvian supermarket collapses, death toll nearing 50
    The collapse of a busy supermarket in Latvia has pushed a rising death toll to 47, reports CNN on Friday. The Baltic state disaster, its worst in decades, occurred late Thursday in the Latvian capital of Riga, trapping hundreds of shoppers under...
  • Embassy of Latvia architectural Art Nouveau photo exhibit opens Sept. 20
    Embassy of Latvia architectural Art Nouveau photo exhibit opens Sept. 20
    The Embassy of Latvia, in an elegant, eccentric and eclectic Art Nouveau mansion, opens an architectural photo exhibit on Sept. 20.The exhibit compares two "spectacular manifestations of Art Nouveau or Jugendstil in American and European...
  • Israeli President Shimon Peres at Ponar Memorial ceremony honoring Holocaust victims
    Israeli President Shimon Peres honors Latvian and Lituanian Holocaust victims
    This past week Israeli President Shimon Peres embarked on a four day trip to Latvia and Lituania from July 29 to August 1, 2013. Although it was a diplomatic mission filled with state dinners and meetings with the heads of states, Peres spent a...
  • Short Term Missions Trips
    Short Term Missions Trips
    Are you a person who wants to help others and make a difference in someone else’s life?Do you like adventure and like to travel and see new places and meet new people?If you answered yes to both questions then you would want to sign-up to go...
  • Nolan to coach Latvia
    Nolan to coach Latvia
    According to the Canadian Press, former Jack Adams Trophy winner Ted Nolan of Garden River, Ontario has been named the head coach of Team Latvia, with only three years before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.Nolan, who is a member of...
  • blackswan
    Man shot and killed for munching popcorn too loud during Black Swan
    Mind what you do next time you go to the movie theatre because you just may end up walking out with a brand new wound. Or in the case of the following story, you may not walk out at all.Latvian police arrested a 27-year old man who is suspected of...