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.
Magnus Carlsen interview in VG

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Lithuanian basketball team at 1992 Olympics
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