Education, Culture and Sports in Lithuania
(edition 2020)

Sportspeople

 

Photo by Dylan Nolte

Sportspeople are decreasing in number 

The number of basketball players has been on a decrease since 2014. In 2019, compared to 2014, the number of basketball players decreased by 10,487 (33.5 per cent). The number of basketball coaches also decreased – by 47 (12.3 per cent). In addition to skating and rhythmic gymnastics, sports that were increasingly gaining in popularity were biathlon and free wrestling: compared to the previous year, the number of sportspeople doing the sports increased by 23 (18.2 per cent) and 113 (18.1 per cent) respectively. In 2019, the number of swimmers grew by 561 (7.6 per cent).

 

Sportspeople and coaches by sport, 2019

      Sportspeople doing Olympic sports           Olympic sports coaches            Sportspeople and coaches in non-Olympic sports

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Participants in sports competitions and wellness events

In 2019, the number of participants in sports competitions and wellness events amounted to 696 thousand. A major drop was observed in the Capital Region where, compared to 2018, the number of the participants decreased by one third, while in the Central and Western Lithuania Region, a decrease of 22 per cent was recorded.

 

Number of participants in sports and wellness events

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Achievements (medals) in world and European championships

In 2019, Lithuania’s sportspeople won 2 medals in the adult category (by 12 medals less than in 2018). In 2019, compared to 2018, the number of medals won in the youth category decreased by 3. Sadly, there were no medals in the junior category in 2018, but juniors won 4 medals in 2019.

 

Achievements of Lithuanian Olympic sports (Olympic competitions) sportspeople in world and European championships, 2019
Number of medals

Source: Lithuanian Sport Centre