The XXI Olympic Winter Games shall take place in Vancouver, city of Canada, on 12-28 of February 2010. The Games expect to have participants from almost 100 countries. That will be a new record of the number of participating countries in the history of Winter Olympics.
The authors of this record will be also sportsmen from Lithuania. Four skiers, one biathlete and one alpine skier will represent our country. For the biathlon contestant Diana Rasimovi?i?t? and skier Irina Terentjeva it will be the third Winter Olympics.
The debut of Lithuania in the Olympic Winter Games was in 1928, when the skater K?stutis Bulota performed in St. Moritz. Lithuania has two champions of Winter Olympics: biathlete Algimantas Šalna and his team won gold in the relay in 1984 Sarajevo Games, and the skier Vida Vencien? became Olympic champion in 1988 in Calgary. She also became a bronze medalist there.
Title: XXI Olympic Winter Games – Lithuania
Date of Issue: 30 January 2010
Denominations: 2,45 Lt