VilNews section 15: SPORT & LEISURE
It has been said that basketball is Lithuania’s religion number one. Lithuania won bronze medals in the first three Olympics to feature NBA players—1992, 1996, and 2000, and finished fourth in 2004 and 2008. The Lithuanian team won the EuroBasket for the third time in 2003. It also won the bronze medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. An excellent representative of the sport is Tomas Delininkaitis (born 1982 in Klaipėda), a shooting guard currently playing for BC Žalgiris. He was a member of the Lithuanian national basketball team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship.