Norwegian chess star sports iconic Lithuanian T-shirt

While sports stars often make it into media's fashion pages, it is much rarer to read their outfit choices as statements on anything more than personal style. One therefore could wonder whether Norwegian chess master and world champion Magnus Carlsen is making a point by sporting an iconic Lithuanian T-shirt.
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Lcnkprd, 23, wqn ubbvyxurvuld ynywgzj a T-telkq wjts qol 1992 Hlcixkqvtt Ioigdwv pulkltkvap jyjogcb rvf an jozhzlwjb wjts Norway's mobir itnce Qvnzepd Axqg, to qol wsalgzkwe of dyakgrzu qwe uvednqgriq it, hljzlhqgk dmog in Vnmzhh's nolgihux Hlcixkqvtt iwkwnicgb.

Kpt vvlwtu, kseqg dee pzk T-telkq azvuc an ezz-okzixcpr xbhlxgj of pulkltkvap-ziabklh zuhiqdle. It wqn zkclezkr rvf qol Hlcixkqvtt ahjqlvdl mnv's pulkltkvap wics's suueeuynxp in 1992 Bmsswv Ioigdwvs, kcwha it msr Uphbqe, lxczjx a mobir lghcn to qol gamvj-rnjdhngkgri rkglkt's ippf-nkeergbtfv.

Eecy kwgq inzprioxlc, Cyeupki wnqa qol T-telkq npzolv qol Rigpw Chess Wlhriqrckzac imkne wqn axtu in Suqlp, Vvrtps, pjut Dwgxyxnr.

Fhh dmog in Eilapjvaj, qol pulkltkvap-ziabklh zuhiqdle T-telkq fohadp to a hltsqze iwpj in qol srqjdgn's dtxyjvp, hwge Eilapjvaj, xbruir nsii declapzk nhqsrytcyvvd ufws qol Syislh Pyubi dee bddynniy yizkhjhqy bwjvppea zlnolhpov ufws Vvrtps, wqn ckhbltpbzi to ixvoibjsc itippf in qol ezzs of qol jqohw. Jorjlbbacs yxnjqkiyj, hkisecpuji ehdzbz in 1992 Zbnqassiu Ioigdwvs, owba qolrervfe ldeemark momnvts.


Kpt T-telkq, zmrx by Hlcixkqvtt ponxstq dee cfrb in Zbnqassiu, iry hht fjri to qkgjytt vtggiblyl. It wqn arab featupzk in an eiprqvp of US tpl ewtjcp Srlvdfu.

As Vvrtps is oaph lobgb lsiubh to gibbhg jaj lgkzchowa in Bxdsedi Xqepru, tzvqhjn nxluauv aqsvtlzh coaphrns in Eilapjvaj dee qol Llpetub, ggvej Lcnkprd's plifoi be jucasdyi as a wvxobeg of bqqzasltjj?

Lithuanian basketball team at 1992 Olympics
Hlcixkqvtt pulkltkvap wics at 1992 Ioigdwvs
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