Education, Culture and Sports in Lithuania
(edition 2021)

Activities of sports organisations

 

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In a decade, almost twice as many training places for rowers and horse riders

In 2020, there were changes in the number of training places observed. As regards changes in the longer term, a significant increase was recorded in certain sports. In 2010, there were 10 rowing centres in Lithuania, in 2020 – 17. An increase in the number of riding halls was also recorded: from 13 in 2010 to 23 in 2020. The increase in the number of football fields observed in Lithuania for a decade has stopped: compared to 2019, the number of football fields decreased by 15 and stood at 649. In a decade, the number of swimming pools also increased: in 2010, there were 39 swimming pools in Lithuania, in 2020 – 56. The most significant increase was observed for football maneges: their number grew from 3 in 2012 to 10 in 2020. However, not only an increase has been observed: in 2020, compared to 2019, the number of stadiums decreased by 20, but 28 halls and 22 artificial sports grounds were additionally equipped.

 

Number of training places

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Number of gyms

1,463

1,504

1,563

1,577

1,619

1,592

1,633

1,611

1,516

1,544

Number of football fields

572

596

605

635

658

652

632

639

664

649

Number of stadiums

588

601

591

591

596

591

594

599

583

563

Number of tennis complexes

193

206

221

231

243

248

279

272

272

264

Number of swimming pools

44

43

43

43

46

45

47

50

52

56

Number of shooting ranges

45

45

51

52

48

43

42

43

39

39

Number of rowing centres

14

14

13

17

18

18

18

19

17

17

Number of sport manèges

25

27

30

30

30

31

36

37

39

43

horse riding

15

18

21

21

21

22

27

28

22

23

athletics

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

8

10

football

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

9

10

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

 

Lithuanian association Sportas Visiems (Sport for All) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1991 which, on a voluntary basis, unites national public organisations registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania which are engaged in physical education, sports and tourism, and develop health-promoting physical culture and amateur sports.

In 2019, compared to 2018, the number of upskilling seminars, courses, conferences at the Sport for All events grew almost twice, and the number of participants – by 12.6 per cent, although overall numbers remained similar or slightly decreased.

 

Sport for All

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Sports competitions

Number of sports competitions

560

578

590

540

476

of which international

33

42

34

36

37

Number of participants

49,395

44,808

41,365

49,463

49,561

Sport for All events

Number of events

591

669

881

1,360

1,239

Number of participants

204,388

221,876

228,986

290,816

241,319

Number of camps

162

600

159

123

41

Number of participants

16,296

19,504

5,698

12,225

3,259

Upskilling seminars, courses, conferences

Number of events

47

47

138

43

94

Number of participants

3,471

2,581

14,340

9,732

10,964

Source: Lithuanian Sport Centre

 

Sports for people with disability

Involvement of people with disability in sports significant decreased. In 2019, compared to 2018, the number of legal entities involved in the activity of the sport federation for the disabled decreased by 35. The number of sports competitions decreased by 12 per cent, the number of participants – by 15.2 per cent.

 

Indicators of the activity of the Lithuanian sport federations for the disabled

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Number of members

Legal entities

101

101

104

105

70

of which gyms

47

47

49

50

48

Sports competitions

Number of sports competitions

98

97

97

99

87

of which international

6

6

10

8

4

Number of participants

4,346

4,429

4,502

4,591

3,894

Sport for All events

Number of events

10

7

7

8

153*

Number of participants

1,191

765

866

1,087

1,081

Number of camps

41

102

23

32

64

Number of participants

3,064

6,862

1,886

8,092

5,767

* Since 2019 – physical activity events.

Source: Lithuanian Sport Centre

 

Employees of physical education and sports organizations, 2020

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Coaches(in sports schools, clubs and other organizations)2,714Coaches(in sports schools, clubs and other organizations)2,714Sports managers934Sports managers934General education school teachers775General education school teachers775Vocational school teachers69Vocational school teachers69University (higher education) teachers37University (higher education) teachers37High school teachers3High school teachers3