Mantas Kalnietis

Lithuania’s Mantas Kalnietis drops out of 2014 FIBA World Cup due to trauma

Trauma during the last match of the preparation cycle has made it impossible for the captain of the Lithuanian national team, point guard Mantas Kalnietis, to participate in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. […]

The 1992 Lithuanian national basketball team pictured in Barcelona. Photo courtesy of Lou Capozzola

On this day in sport: 26 July

The recent 2012 documentary film “The Other Dream Team” marked a new high in the exposure of Lithuania’s love of basketball to the world through its thorough history of competition mixed with the emotions of conflict in the Baltic nation. […]

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On this day in sport: 10 July

As the Chief Sports Writer for Tėviškės Aidai (Australian/Lithuanian newspaper) from September, 2009 until November, 2013, I was blessed to cover a range of Lithuania’s triumphs. […]