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New motorsports series to debut in the Baltics – for both street legal and sports cars

In the summer of 2019, a new motorsports event – “Baltic Time Attack Series” – is set for its debut, bringing the popular and affordable time attack event format to the Baltics. The best part of the event is the fact that it welcomes fast driving enthusiasts in street legal vehicles, as well as professionals with cars built specifically for this type of racing. Events abroad show that time attack events are often the first step into motorsports for those who do not enjoy the unreasonably low speed limits and speed cameras on the roads. At the same time, this is a very serious event for experienced racers, giving everyone the chance to further improve both driving skills and the cars they compete in. […]

Danas Rapšys, Rūta Meilutytė
Sports

Lithuanian swimmers take two silver medals in FINA World Swimming Championships

Lithuanian swimmers Rūta Meilutytė and Danas Rapšys have both won silver medals at the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships held in China. […]

Greg Monroe, Jonas Valančiūnas
Sports

Greg Monroe on the brawl with Jonas Valančiūnas: I would much rather play with a tough guy like Jonas than some timid player

The Toronto Raptors are getting ready for the upcoming basketball season this year by putting together a dominant duo in the front court. Masai Ujiri, general manager of the team, believes that Greg Monroe who split his time last year between Milwaukee, Phoenix and Boston, can provide a very capable back-up for Jonas Valančiūnas in the centre role. Monroe fielded questions from Canadian news media outlets in reference to the 2017 incident during the playoffs between himself and Jonas Valančiūnas, which was basically a shoving match between the two. He responded by expressing a positive outlook about that situation. […]

Renaldas Seibutis
Sports

Seibutis has been dragged into the NBA trade merry-go-round for a second time; the rights to the Lithuanian now belong to the Cleveland “Cavaliers”

The name of 33-year old Lithuanian guard, Renaldas Seibutis has been brought in for a second time in the context of NBA trade talks this summer. It was officially announced that the 33-year old Lithuanian has been included in the Sam Dekker trade, the player who was just sent by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers. […]

Lithuanian national basketball team
Sports

An in-depth analysis of Lithuania’s national basketball team after the third window games!

About 6 minutes into Lithuania’s first game versus Poland on June 28th, I was thinking to myself that Lithuania was in big trouble. They didn’t start out good at all. A scrappy Polish team was putting up an intense fight, jumping out to an early lead. They were knocking down everything from beyond the arc and team LT looked like they had not even practiced. They were very slow on defensive switches and close-outs, which led to these wide-open early three-pointers by Poland. Basically, it looked as though LT was just going through the motions and mailing it in, not caring about winning or putting forth much effort at all […]

Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Sports

Jasikevičius bows to his family on becoming Kaunas honorary citizen: I am, who I am only thanks to it

Kaunas Žalgiris Head Coach, Šarūnas Jasikevičius has overcome many hurdles this season as a young coach. His team gave a stunning performance in the Euroleague regular season, which culminated in reaching the final four best teams in Europe! Then he topped it all off in the national tournament by snagging the 20th Žalgiris title (8th in a row) in Lithuanian league history. What a season! […]

Tomas Balaišis-Sėkla
Global LT

Lithuanian basketball fans off to Poland and Hungary to support their team

The Lithuanian men’s basketball team will be playing the final pair of matches which they will need to win in order to qualify for the 2019 FIBA basketball World Cup. These games will be played between June 28th and July 1. The first match against Poland will take place on the 28th of June, then they will face Hungary on the 1st of July. […]

Match Vilnius Culture Night
Freetime

New take on FIFA World Cup fever in Vilnius

Much like the rest of Europe, World Cup fever has hit Vilnius. However, focus shifted away from the tournament yesterday and onto another interpretation of the world’s most popular sport – a football-inspired dance performance piece called Match. The performance was one of many that took place yesterday throughout the evening and into the early hours of this morning as part of Vilnius Culture Night, an annual summertime event that transforms the city into numerous open-air stages for music, dance, theatre, cinema and photography. […]

Coach Antanas Jakimavičius could with doping substances
Sports

2 Lithuanian national track cycling team coaches suspected of doping distribution

Police in Klaipėda have brought formal suspicions against two coaches of the Lithuanian track cycling national team as part of a pre-trial investigation into prohibited doping substances. […]