Latvia was represented by 67 athletes at Baku 2015, winning one gold and one bronze medal.

The country ranked 31st in the standings.

Shooter Lauris Strautmanis served as Latvia's flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony, while BMX cyclist Sandra Aleksejeva did so at the Closing Ceremony.

Plavins Martins and Regza Haralds claimed the solitary gold medal by winning the men’s beach volleyball tournament.

Latvia borders Belarus and its capital Riga is due to co-host the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships with Minsk.

Vladimir Morozov, head of Belarusian Railways, said in November 2018 that the 2019 European Games will be used as a test for the event in two years’ time, in terms of rail passenger transportation capacities.