Virgilijus Alekna, the Olympic and world discus champion, is probably the only Lithuanian athlete to be featured in a foreign play. In "Black Country," a Hungarian play performed at the international theater festival Sirenos, Alekna's character appears in a scene from the Olympic Games in Athens. When Hungarian discus thrower Robert Fazekas was disqualified from the discus event after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, the Olympic gold is passed on to the Lithuanian. The real Alekna kindly accepted a free invitation to the show. Barcelona has offered to replace Madrid as host...
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