Vilnius Lithuania Sports
Watching Formula One is popular with car fans, but Lithuania has never had a world-famous racing driver. Unlike basketball, football and ice hockey in Lithuania, football in the country is kept low, with the exception of a few league games.
Figure skating and couples dancing are popular, and basketball is also a popular sport in Lithuania, where it is a major power. Lithuania also has a number of well-known strong men, of which Zydrunas Savickas is the most successful. Lithuanian athletes of modern pentathlon have won medals at both the Olympic Games and the World Championships. The championships have been held for years, but Lithuania has not yet won a medal at the Olympics or World Championships.
Rugby sevens is also popular, and his national team was a successful participant in the European Championships. The more exotic team sport that follows in some areas of Western Lithuania is the motoball, also known as motorcycle football. One of the team sports in which Lithuania has a strong presence and a number of strong men is football, in which the country's national football team competes at international level.
In Kretinga and Skuodas there are two Lithuanian motor ball teams, which play in the European Motorcycle Football League (EFL) as well as at national level. The local team Energija is the best hockey team in Lithuania, but it also plays in a number of other sports, such as basketball, football, volleyball and tennis. Basketball is well represented in Vilnius, where elektrenu is based, and recently there are two other national teams, one in Klaipeda and one in Riga.
Lietuvos ryta Vilnius won the ULEB Cup (today's EuroCup) in 2005 and 2009 and was runner-up in 2007. Older Lithuanians remember how popular hockey was in the Soviet Union and how Soviet-Canadian games attracted a fan base. Lithuania also had its own national basketball team, Lietuvos Rytas, which joined the NHL in the 1990s.
Like the rest of Europe, Lithuanians enjoy a wide range of sports, from football to basketball to football, baseball to football and even basketball and football.
We also offer a wide range of services throughout the year, from training sessions to championships. We have many local sports rights, followed by a number of national and international teams as well as local amateur teams. In 2016 252 thousand visitors attended the Universal Sports Hall, among other sporting events.
Many athletes come here, including athletes from national and international teams as well as local amateur teams. We also come to play football in the stadium and many local athletes, such as footballers, basketball players and tennis players, also participate. Swimming is enjoying fewer participants, although it is also becoming more popular, especially in terms of number of participants and level of competition.
As you can see, Vilnius allows you to get to know the city better by visiting the city as the location where the HBO / Sky Atlantic series Chernobyl was filmed. Without going too far, there is a museum in which several scenes were shot in a property that served as a hospital during the Soviet era as the city of Moscow. It is one of the most visited museums in Lithuania and we have seen and visited some of its exhibits, such as an exhibition on the history of Russia and the Soviet Union.
According to the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office, a tragic incident involving a terrorist attack on the occupied television centre in the Lithuanian capital has killed a total of 14 people. In January 1991, this former Soviet showpiece provided the backdrop for the massacre of 13 Lithuanians killed by Soviet soldiers during the nation's struggle for self-determination.
The Sportpalast remained in operation until the end of the 1990s when its arena was converted into privately rented shopping and exhibition areas. At that time, new modern sports facilities were built in Vilnius, and the need to renovate the Palace of Concerts and Sports from the Soviet era no longer seemed justified. Completed in 1971, it consisted of two arenas, a concert hall and a sports hall as well as a sports hall.
Most Soviet republics had their neighborhoods built before, which is why the series was shot in the Fabijoniskes neighborhood of Vilnius, which serves as Pripyat, for example. The location of the filming of Chernobyl has been identified as the site of an underground nuclear power plant, the "Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant." We used an Uber application that works very well in Vilnius, and we were able to shoot this series in various locations that serve as an example in PriPyat and also in other parts of Lithuania.
This football stadium can seat 3157 people and can hold more than 1,000 people, as well as other sporting events. The Chernobyl series eventually moved to the Traku Pripyat Hotel, which was to be housed in an 18th-century building that became the perfect place for trials and hearings, and whose rooms were very reminiscent of the Soviet era.