en
lt
CONTACTS

Olympic development and international collaboration

LTOK mokymai

One of the main directions of the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee is international collaboration and expansion. These concepts include the implementation of goals, programmes, and projects of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and other international organizations, the improvement of quality of preparation of Lithuanian athletes and sports specialists, as well as raising their qualification.

International collaboration and expansion, as well as projects’ implementation and supervision is the responsibility of the LNOC Foreign Relations Directorate. The main fields of activity of this Directorate are as follows:

  • Implementing the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 programmes and projects of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the European Olympic Committees (EOC);
  • Developing and expanding the activities of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Entourage Commission;
  • Communicating and collaborating with other national Olympic committees;
  • Contributing to preparation of Lithuanian athletes and arranging their participation in international sports events.
  • Organizing and implementing programmes for raising qualification of athletes, coaches, sports administrators and managers, and medical staff.
  • Coordinating and supervising international projects of the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee.
  • Coordinating and carrying out internal training of the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee staff.
  • Collaborating with foreign embassies in Lithuania on sports development matters.

The activities of the LNOC Foreign Relations Directorate are carried out through programmes of Olympic Solidarity and projects funded by the European Union and the LNOC.

Improvement of quality of sports specialists’ training and raising their qualification is defined and presented as the LNOC training.

The LNOC Foreign Relations Directorate is led by its director Vaida Mačianskienė and project manager Agnė Vanagienė.

Other international activities:

Visit of IOC President Thomas Bach

  • Awards Ceremony

On October 9-10, 2017, the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach came for a visit to Lithuania. The leader of Olympic sport arrived to Vilnius to congratulate the LNOC with the occasion of its 25th anniversary of returning to the Olympic family.

The LNOC President Daina Gudzinevičiūtė together with the Prime Minister S. Skvernelis presented the IOC President with the LNOC’s highest award – the Medal of honor.

  1. Bach not only received an award himself, but also handed awards to others. Nine years after the Beijing Summer Olympics, the IOC President presented the wrestler Mindaugas Mizgaitis with a silver medal. At 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics the Lithuanian heavyweight athlete won bronze, however, following the disqualification of the Russian silver medal winner for use of prohibited substances, he became an Olympic vice champion. The wrestler was also congratulated by the Prime Minister S. Skvernelis and the LNOC President D. Gudzinevičiūtė, also in his honor the Olympic Hymn and the Lithuanian National Anthem were played.
  • The IOC President met the President of the Republic of Lithuania

On October 10, the IOC President Thomas Bach visited Lithuania’s Presidential Palace and discussed the most pressing sports issues with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.

The President of Lithuania and the leader of Olympic sports, Olympic fencing champion Thomas Bach discussed some of the most important strategic directions outlined in the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 – transparency, anti-doping and gender equality in sports. They also talked about achievements of Lithuanian athletes, their preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics, discussed the LNOC’s projects aimed at promoting Olympic education, cultivating Olympic values, and encouraging women’s leadership.

International activities and achievements of the LNOC leaders:

Artūras Poviliūnas (1988 – 2012)

  • 2013-2015 – member of the Coordination Commission of the European Games.

Daina Gudzinevičiūtė

  • 2013-2014 – appointed as a member of the EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission;
  • 2014-2017 – appointed as the Chair of the Gender Equality in Sport Commission;
  • 2014 – elected by secret ballot as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees Association;
  • 2016 – first newsletter of the EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission;
  • 2016-2017 – two newsletters published by the EOC Commission on Gender Equality in Sport (second and third);
  • 2017 – reelected as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees Association;
  • 2018 – IOC award “Women and Sport”;
  • 2018 – became a member of the IOC;
  • 2019 – elected as a member of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics Coordination Commission.

 

© 2018 LTOK, LTeam.
Svajonių įgyvendinimas: IT DREAMS