National Olympic Committee of Lithuania
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|National Olympic Committee|
|Recognized||1924 (officially restored: November 1991)|
|Secretary General||Valentinas Paketūras|
Lithuania's national Olympic committee was established and recognized at 1924. At the same year LTOK send first delegation to 1924 Summer Olympics. During Soviet Union occupation time LTOK was disestablished. At 1988 movement for freedom times there was offered to restore national committee. At October 10, 1988 LSSR physical education and sport organization created a special group to reestablish National Olympic Committee of Lithuania. Group chairman become Artūras Poviliūnas. At same year December 11 in Vilnius was held delegates session in which LTOK was restored. President of Lithuanian National Olympic Committee was elected Artūras Poviliūnas. LTOK delegates at February 15, 1990 in Lausanne met IOC spokesman. In 1991 at Berlin IOC official recognized National Olympic Committee of Lithuania. Lithuania together with Baltic neighbors Latvia and Estonia was first ex Soviet Union countries that participated like independent countries.
- In 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California Lithuania did not participate due to economic difficulties and political controversies surrounding the National Olympic Committee.
- In 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin Lithuania was not invited by Nazi Germany due to Klaipėda/Memelland region controversy.
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