When scholars analyse the final Soviet basketball team to participate in the Summer Olympics, the most popular observation was the fact that the team contained four Lithuanians.
Lithuanian Kazimieras Petkevičius (15), Stepas Butautas (4), Justinas Lagunavičius (9), Vincas Sercevičius (11), Vytautas Kulakauskas (12). Photo courtesy of the Kaunas library.

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