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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
President Grybauskaitė among members of Team Lithuania
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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
Saulius Ritter, Mindaugas Griškonis
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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.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 4

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 15:46
Day four at Rio Olympics was a good one for team Lithuania. In basketball, Lithuania secured its second victory in a row, Lithuanian rowers advanced to the finals while the sailors are fighting for the tickets to the medal race.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Meilutytė 'achieved victory against all odds'

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 07:35
Rūta Meilutytė finished seventh in the Olympic 100m breaststroke swimming finals, disappointing her own and her fans' hopes for a second Olympic gold. Doctors who worked with the Lithuania swimmer say that the season has been very difficult for Meilutytė who suffered an injury last year.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 3

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:13
Lithuania is still out of the medal table at Rio Olympics. Day 3 saw good performances from Lithuanian rowers and sailors, while the swimming star Rūta Meilutytė left the Olympic pool with a lot of emotions but without a medal.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 2

Monday, August 8, 2016 10:39
The Lithuanian basketball team started the Olympic Games with a victory over Brazil, good result for a Lithuanian cyclist and a final for Rūta Meilutytė.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian basketball team snatches close victory in Rio Olympics

Monday, August 8, 2016 07:29
Lithuanian men's basketball team began Rio de Janeiro Olympic games with a victory, but, as often, created a dramatic spectacle. The Lithuanian squad, under the leadership of its head coach Jonas Kazlauskas, defeated the Brazilian team with the result 82:76.

Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Day 1

Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:39
The first day in Rio Olympics was average for team Lithuania. Several athletes advanced to next rounds while others said early good bye.

Team Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Basketball

Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:22
Lithuanian basketball team is one of the favourites for a medal in the Rio Olympic Games.

Team Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Weightlifting, wrestling, shooting and gymnastics

Thursday, August 4, 2016 16:13
Robertas Tvorogalas
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Sixty-eight Lithuanian athletes will compete in the Rio Olympic Games staht starts this Friday. One athlete will represent Lithuania in each of the following fields: weight-lifting, wrestling, shooting and gymnastics.

Team Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Modern pentathlon

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 16:46
Laura Asadauskaitė-Zadneprovskienė
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Three Lithuanian athletes will compete in the modern pentathlon event during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including the 2012 London Olympics gold medal winner Laura Asadauskaitė.

Team Lithuania at Rio Olympics: Cycling

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 14:11
Simona Krupeckaitė
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Two male and two female athletes will represent Lithuania in cycling events at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.