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07 Feb 2020
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07 february 2020

Kipras Štreimikis

On 27 January, the Lithuanian NOC launched an international training course on “Values education through sport: applying the OVEP [Olympic Values Education Programme] 2.0 methodology”. The course brought together 28 participants from Lithuania, Germany, Estonia, Israel, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Besides sharing experiences, the participants sought to understand aspects of the contemporary world in which young people are living, and the challenges they face. The course is partly funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, which supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe. More info at In addition, on 29 January, during the final event of the "Towards gender balance with media” project organised by the Lithuanian NOC, the situation of gender equality in Lithuania was discussed. The event was attended by representatives of sports federations, journalists, public relations specialists, athletes and members of the Lithuanian Olympic team (LTeam). The first event of the project took place in April 2019, in Druskininkai. The Lithuanian NOC developed the Recommendations for Lithuanian Media on Sports Topics and Athlete Portrayal based on national cases and the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2018 Gender Portrayal Guidelines, in collaboration with the Lithuanian Sports Journalists’ Federation. More info at

11 November 2019

NOC of Lithuania
A new initiative by the NOC of Lithuania was presented for the first time at the “LTeam Conference” last month. Lithuanian athletes will be able to get legal assistance to defend themselves against sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. All the services for them will be free, and total confidentiality will be ensured. Additionally, athletes will have representatives to defend their rights and interests in all pre-trial investigations, as well as in all judicial and non-judicial institutions. These legal services cover everything from consultations to help collecting evidence. This also includes the preparation of claims for damages, the preparation of complaints to the office of the equal opportunities inspector, the preparation of statements of initiation of pre-trial investigation and representation in courts and law enforcement agencies. More info on

22 October 2019

Lithuanian NOC

As part of version 2.0 of the IOC’s Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), the Lithuanian NOC will organise an Olympic values education training course from 27 January to 4 February 2020. The project developed by the NOC has been joined by eight partner organisations: the Estonian Sport and Olympic Museum; the German Olympic Academy; and the NOCs of North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Three participants from each partner country will be chosen to take this course, which is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. More details  here.

28 June 2019

Lithuanian NOC
In Lithuania, the 2019 Olympic Day attracted a record number of people. Around 28,000 people, including prime minister Saulius Skvernelis and the Lithuanian NOC President and IOC Member Daina Gudzinevičiūtė, participated in the celebration on 2 June in Panevėžys. Some 30 Olympians tried out new sports or challenges, alongside many families. The programme included a wide variety of sports activities, numerous prizes and a concert. More info at

13 June 2019

Lithuanian NOC
Lithuanian NOC President and IOC Member Daina Gudzineviciute (right of photo) hosted the President of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), Marco Maria Scolaris, during his visit to the NOC headquarters. The two leaders talked about this sport, its development in Lithuania and its first Olympic appearance at the Games in Tokyo in 2020. More details here.

18 June 2018

Lithuanian NOC

In Lithuania, Olympic Day 2018 enjoyed record participation of 28,000 people on 2 June in Panevėžys. Around 30 Olympians, including biathlete Tomas Kaukėnas, marathon runner Diana Lobačevskė and boxer Tadas Tamašauskas took part, as did Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Member of Parliament Gediminas Vasiliauskas. The programme featured stand-up paddle, 3x3 basketball, cycling, teambuilding activities and the finals of the Lithuanian School Games, in which 500 children competed. At the end of the day, Lithuanian NOC President Daina Gudzinevičiūtė and the Mayor of Panevėžys, R. Račkauskas, handed the Olympic Day flag to the assistant of the Mayor of Klaipėda, Arūnas Šulcas, as Klaipėda will host the 2019 edition of Olympic Day. More details here.

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