Lithuania at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Lithuania At The 1924 Summer Olympics

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Lithuania at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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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.

Road cycling



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

Football



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. 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. Lithuania was eliminated from further competition with final 17th place.

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