Home >> News >> Olympic News

IOC President celebrates Lithuanian NOC anniversary

2017-10-12 08:49:00 IOC

IOC President Thomas Bach joined the NOC of Lithuania and its President, Daina Gudzinevičitė, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lithuanian participation in the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992.

Addressing a gala dinner, where he was joined by the Lithuanian Prime Minister, Saulius Skvernelis, President Bach told the audience: "The participation in the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 by a newly independent Lithuania was a milestone not only for Lithuania but for the whole Olympic Movement."

Also at the celebrations in Vilnius were the Presidents of the NOCs of Latvia and Estonia, for whom Barcelona was also their reappearance as independent nations at the Olympic Games, as well as representatives of many European NOCs.

Later, the President also met the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. They discussed a number of issues on sport in Lithuania and Europe, and the upcoming Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

President Bach told the Lithuanian President he was, "impressed by the performance of Lithuanian athletes and also the work the NOC is doing particularly related to education and grass roots sport." And he told her, "the NOC is leading the way."

Later, the President opened the 'Advancing Women in Leadership Roles Forum for Europe.' He told delegates the IOC was "committed to gender equality, not only for participation but also in leadership positions."

Find an athlete

国际奥委会官网 国际残奥委会官网 2022北京冬奥会 2020东京奥运会 2018平昌冬奥会 2017札幌亚冬会 2018布宜诺斯艾利斯青奥会 2020洛桑青年冬奥会 2016里约奥运会 中华全国体育总会网 华奥星空网