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Lithuanian president congratulates Deaflympics delegation on 13 medals

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:16
President congratulates Deaflympics team
Augustas Četkauskas
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday evening congratulated athletes of the Deaflympics 2017 and their coaches on winning 13 medals in the event in Turkey.

Lithuanian basketball team to be headed by Gudelis, may be renamed Rytas

Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:36
Lietuvos Rytas, a top Lithuanian professional basketball club, may be renamed Rytas in the future, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said after a meeting of the club's co-owners on Wednesday, adding that businessman Darius Gudelis is taking over as the club's director.

MEP and poker star Tony G buys BC Lietuvos rytas to save its dignity after racist scandalFREE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 13:37
European Parliament member, former world famous poker star and philanthropist Antanas Guoga, mostly known by the nickname Tony G, bought the major share of the famous Lithuanian basketball club Lietuvos rytas. The club were derided by international media after the highly offensive racist claims of the clubs’ former president.

President of BC Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius resigns

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 14:51
Gedvydas Vainauskas is officially stepping down from president of Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius basketball club on Tuesday in the wake of criticism for his racist remarks, spokeswoman for businessman Antanas Guoga, the club's new owner, confirmed to BNS.

Guoga takes over control of BC Lietuvos Rytas

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:37
Antanas Guoga
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Antanas Guoga, a 43-year-old Australian-Lithuanian businessman, a former professional poker player known as Tony G, and now a member of the European Parliament, has taken over control of BC Lietuvos Rytas, a professional basketball club based in the Lithuanian capital.

Jasikevicius to continue coaching Zalgiris Kaunas

Friday, June 16, 2017 15:59
Zalgiris Kaunas basketball club has signed a new two-year contract with head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, the basketball club said on Friday.

Lithuania to commit to ensuring security at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers

Monday, June 12, 2017 16:43
As demanded by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Lithuania will commit itself to ensuring the security of players during the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification process, Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas has said.

Žalgiris BC wins their first Mindaugas Cup (1)FREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 13:59
Žalgiris BC wins their first Mindaugas Cup
Ray Vyšniauskas
The LKL (Lithuanian Basketball League) held their day of razzamatazz in Kaunas this year, showcasing the best of Lithuanian basketball.

Swimmer Meilutytė to continue career in KaunasFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:37
Paulius Andrijauskas, Rūta Meilutytė and the Major of Kaunas  Visvaldas Matijošaitis
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Rūta Meilutytė, gold medalist of the 2012 Summer Olympics, has announced plans of continuing her sporting career in Kaunas, Lithuania, coached by Paulius Andrijauskas.

Lithuanian Martial Arts - RistynėsFREE

Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:36
Since the dawn of time, humans have been fighting each other. Tribe against tribe, civilization against civilization, man against man. Lithuanians are no different, in fact, we are quite good at the art of war. It is embedded in our blood. Out of necessity Lithuanians had to fight virtually every other nation that surrounds them.

Adomaitis picked as head coach of Lithuania's natl basketball teamFREE

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:16
Executive Committee of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation elected Dainius Adomaitis as the new head coach of the Lithuanian men's national basketball team on Tuesday.

Prizes to Olympic, Paralympic winners should be unified - Grybauskaitė

Monday, September 19, 2016 14:20
Mindaugas Bilius at Paralympics just after winning the golden medal
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Prize winners in Olympic and Paralympic games should receive equal prizes in cash in Lithuania, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has said.

Lithuania sees off team to Rio Paralympic Games

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 16:29
Lithuania's Paralympic national team was seen off to Rio de Janeiro at a ceremony at Vilnius Cathedral Square on Wednesday.

Lithuanian president presents perfume to athletes robbed in Rio

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 13:52
Dalia Grybauskaitė, Donata Virštartaitė, Milda Valčiukaitė
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has given bottles of perfume to two of the country's bronze-winning athletes who had their personal belongings stolen in Rio de Janeiro.

Lithuanian national basketball team coach steps down after Rio

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:58
The head coach of the Lithuanian national men's basketball team, Jonas Kazlauskas, said on Tuesday he was to step down.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Was Rio Olympics unsuccessful for team Lithuania?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:38
Team Lithuania did not bring home any gold medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, disappointing many fans, but achieved top results in events few had been investing much hope into before.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania to award €560k to Rio athletes

Monday, August 22, 2016 09:17
In addition to Olympic medals and national admiration, Lithuanian athletes who did well in Rio Olympics will receive monetary prizes from the government, €560,415 in total.

Lithuanian U16 basketball team wins European silver

Monday, August 22, 2016 08:31
The Lithuanian team won the second place in the FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship after narrowly losing to Spain in the final game on Sunday.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 13

Friday, August 19, 2016 09:53
Edvinas Ramanauskas, Aurimas Lankas
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The 13th day at Rio Olympics was a special one for team Lithuania with a fourth medal added to the nation's medal count.

Pralalympic square in Vilnius to celebrate Lithuanian team

Friday, August 19, 2016 08:34
Lithuanian Paralympic team
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Lithuanian athletes are ready to go to the Paralympic Games to compete in goalball, judo, rowing, swimming and athletics competitions. To draw the public's attention to the Paralympics, Vilnius authorities have organized a Paralympics square, located near the Cathedral, where people are welcome to try out a number of Paralympic sports.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian athletes win fourth Olympic medal in canoeing

Thursday, August 18, 2016 16:07
Lithuanian athletes Aurimas Lankas and Edvinas Ramanauskas won bronze after finishing third in men's kayak double 200m event in Rio de Janeiro Olympic games on Thursday.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 12

Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:15
Eglė Balčiūnaitė in Rio
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Day 12 was a sad day for the basketball team that suffered their third defeat in a row. This time, the defeat cost means they are out of the tournament without a chance to fight for Olympic medals. The canoers advanced to several finals while in the women’s 800 meters run, the Lithuania runner failed to advance to the semifinals.

Black Wednesday: Lithuanian basketball team out of the race for Olympic medals

Thursday, August 18, 2016 08:01
Black Wednesday: Lithuanian basketball team out of the race for Olympic medals
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The Lithuanian men's basketball team lost the chance to play for Olympic gold after losing to team Australia on Wednesday.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 11

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 14:12
Day 11 was a little disappointing for the Lithuanian team at Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Three finals, good results, but unfortunately no medals. It was also a women’s day for team Lithuania.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 10

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 13:42
Lithuanian athletes continue their bumpy road to medals in Rio Olympics. The basketball team lost its second game in a row, but advanced to the quarter-finals, as did a Lithuanian cyclist. The country will also be represented in the women’s discus throw finals.

Lithuanian cyclist Krupeckaitė secures place in top eight at Rio Olympics

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 08:12
Lithuanian cyclist Simona Krupeckaitė has qualified for the women's sprint quarterfinals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Days 8 and 9

Monday, August 15, 2016 13:13
Aurimas Didžbalis performing a somersault after a win
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The eighth day in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro finished with a mixed feeling. Lithuania won its third medal in weightlifting while the basketball team lost its way against Spain and the Lithuanian discus thrower came last in the finals.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 6

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:34
Two medals in rowing events finally put Lithuania on the medal winner's table. In swimming, a new national record has been claimed twice, while in sailing Lithuanian athletes are continuing to fight for a place in the medal race. The basketball team secured its place in the top 16 with a victory over Argentina.

Lithuania celebrates first medals in Rio

Friday, August 12, 2016 07:59
Thursday was a lucky day for Lithuanian athletes who won two Olympic medals in rowing events.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 5

Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:12
Three Lithuanians took part in competitions on day five in the Rio Olympic Games. Two of them are leaving the games earlier than expected.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.