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. […]
A record number of Lithuanian TV viewers tuned in to watch their national men’s basketball team play the first match in Rio Olympics. The first and very dramatic game saw Lithuanians narrowly beat team Brazil […]
The official distributor in Lithuania of tickets to Olympic events, the travel agency Novaturas, says it has only sold several dozen tickets. Far more Lithuanians are travelling to Brazil to see the Olympics, but some […]
The Lithuanian athletes are working hard in their preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Among the 67 Lithuanian athletes who will compete in the games are seven walkers who will take part in the races for 20 and 50 kilometres.
If you met Carlos Levenstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil, you might not believe that he carries a Lithuanian passport. But this Brazilian man, who has loved pickles and black bread since he was a child, does what he can to support his Lithuanian roots. He regrets not knowing Lithuanian, so he makes up for it by helping Lithuanian businesses enter the South American market. […]
Early Thursday morning several media teams set up in the neighbourhood of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington DC. The Swiss Embassy, Cuban Special Interest Section is located next door to the Lithuanian Embassy on 16th Street. It houses the Cuban representation in the US Capital after the Americans severed diplomatic relations with the island nation 54 years ago at the height of the Cold War. The somewhat secretive mission got mainly attention in the past whenever demonstrators would gather to demand the release of Americans or dissidents held in Cuban prisons. All of that is about to end. […]
On 19 January, Lithuania’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mantvydas Bekešius met with Under Secretary General for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos, Oswaldo Biato, Director of the Europe Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other officials. The officials discussed bilateral relations and opportunities for economic cooperation, the MFA said. […]