Off the Wire

  • 1999-10-14
GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE: It was a good day for Lithuanian athletes last weekend. At the Women's World Cycling Championships in Italy Oct. 9, Lithuanian cyclist Edita Pucinskaite, 23, captured the gold medal while her compatriot, Diana Ziliute, secured the bronze. A Lithuanian sweep was only prevented by Australian athlete Anna Wilson, who took home the silver. Lithuania is quickly becoming known as a top producer of athletes in Eastern Europe. The country is already known world-wide for its basketball prowess.SUPPORT FOR CHECHENS: Seven MPs in the Latvian Parliament have revived a Chechnya s...
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