The General Assembly Election Session of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania (LNOC) was held in Vilnius on Friday. Olympic champion and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Daina Gudzinevičiūtė was re-elected as the President of the LNOC for the third four-year term.
“First of all, I would like to thank the sports community for their trust. During the last eight years, we have manage to complete lot together. Financial support for athletes and federations has been consistently growing, people’s involvement in the Olympic Movement has been enhancing, society’s and sponsors’ trust in the LNOC has been growing, we are respected, appreciated and heard in the global Olympic Movement.
I am delighted that the sports community has granted me and my team the opportunity to continue the work we have started, to develop the dialogue with the society and the sports community, and keep on working in the interest of sport,” said Ms. Gudzinevičiūtė.
Emilis Vaitkaitis, President of the Lithuanian Swimming Federation, was the other candidate to the position of the LNOC President. Ms. Gudzinevičiūtė received 49 votes, while 17 votes were cast for Mr. Vaitkaitis.
Ms. Gudzinevičiūtė, the Olympic gold medallist in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, was elected as LNOC President back in 2012. She is the only Baltic states representative in the IOC. This is a historical achievement for Lithuania.
The LNOC President has also been elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), also awarded a special IOC Women and Sport Trophy, elected to the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission and the Coordination Commission of the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics.
President of the Lithuanian Skating Federation Lilija Vanagienė, President of the Lithuanian Sports Masters Association Saulius Galadauskas and President of the Lithuanian Yachting Union Naglis Nasvytis were elected as Vice-Presidents of the LNOC.
Valentinas Paketūras was re-elected as the Secretary General of the LNOC. President of the Lithuanian Volleyball Federation Darius Čerka was elected as the Treasurer of the LNOC.
President of the LNOC Ms. Gudzinevičiūtė proposed the candidacy of Inga Navickienė, President of the Lithuanian Table Tennis Association, to the Executive Committee.
Elected members of the LNOC Revision Commission:
Vytautas Polujanskas, President of the Lithuanian Fencing Federation.
Algimantas Blažys, President of the Lithuanian Sports Medicine Federation.
Austėja Minkevičiūtė, Secretary General of the Lithuanian Rugby Federation.
Elected members of the LNOC Executive Committee:
Daina Gudzinevičiūtė, member of the IOC, President of the LNOC (chairperson of the Executive Committee).
Naglis Nasvytis, Vice-President of the LNOC, President of the Lithuanian Yachting Union.
Saulius Galadauskas, Vice-President of the LNOC, President of the Lithuanian Sports Masters Association.
Lilija Vanagienė, Vice-President of the LNOC, President of the Lithuanian Skating Federation.
Valentinas Paketūras, General Secretary of the LNOC.
Darius Čerka, Treasurer of the LNOC, President of the Lithuanian Volleyball Federation.
Inga Navickienė, President of the Lithuanian Table Tennis Association.
Dalia Kutkaitė, Vice-President of the Lithuanian Gymnastics Federation.
Vaidas Budrauskas, Secretary General of the Association Hockey Lietuva.
Donatas Pasvenskas, President of the Lithuanian Handball Federation.
Gintaras Skorupskas, President of the Lithuanian Dance Sport Federation.
Mindaugas Griškonis, representative of the Olympians.
Gintaras Jasiūnas, President of the Association of Heads of Sports Divisions of Lithuanian Municipalities.