Lithuania at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Lithuania at the
1924 Summer Olympics
Flag of Lithuania (1918-1940).svg
IOC code LTU
NOC National Olympic Committee of Lithuania
Website (in Lithuanian) (in English)
in Paris
Competitors 13 in 2 sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Lithuania competed at the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. On Olympic application Lithuania listed seven sports (boxing, cycling, fencing, football, wrestling, gymnastics, and shooting), but sent athletes only for football and cycling.[1]


Isakas Anolikas (a Lithuanian Jew) and Juozas Vilpišauskas participated in the individual time trial over 188 km. Due to mechanical malfunctions both athletes did not finish the road race.[2]

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
Isakas Anolikas Time trial Did not finish
Juozas Vilpišauskas Did not finish


Lithuanian football team

Due to lack of funds and general disorganization the team was assembled the last minute. It lacked official documents to travel to Paris, professional uniforms, training and practice.[3] Hastily assembled men did not have time to play a single game before departing for the Olympics. The team doubted if they could arrive on time and asked to postpone the match.[4] The train journey from Kaunas to Paris took about 40 hours and athletes arrived at 2 am, only 12 hours before the first game against Switzerland, the ultimate silver winner.[4] The match was lost 0–9.[5] Lithuania was eliminated from further competition with final 17th place.

Round 1

May 25, 1924
Switzerland   9–0  Lithuania
Sturzenegger Goal 2' Goal 43' Goal 68' Goal 85'
Dietrich Goal 14'
Abegglen Goal 41' Goal 50' Goal 58'
Ramseyer Goal 63' (pen.)
Stade Pershing
Attendance: 8,110
Referee: A. Scamoni (ITA)


  1. ^ Rimša, Pranas. "80 Metų pasaulio olimpinėje šeimoje" (in Lithuanian). Penki Kontinentai. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Cycling at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Men's Road Race, Individual". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  3. ^ Poderys, Romas (2008-07-26). "Į olimpiadą – be kamuolio". Kauno diena (in Lithuanian). 321 (28384). ISSN 1392-7639. 
  4. ^ a b Saulis, Vytautas; Gediminas Kalinauskas (1997). Lietuvos futbolas 1922–1997 (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Diemedis. pp. 9–11. ISBN 9986-23-034-9. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Football Tournament Paris 1924". FIFA. Retrieved 2008-08-22.