Lithuanian and Latvian women miss Olympic berths

  • 2011-07-06
  • By Jared Grellet
RIGA - When the women’s basketball program begins at the Olympics next year, Latvia and Lithuania will be watching from home after failing to qualify for London 2012.Having achieved an historical berth at Beijing in 2008, Latvia was looking to make it back-to-back appearances by qualifying for the next edition of the Olympics via the recently completed FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Eurowomen Championship in Poland. Also competing in Poland was Lithuania, which was attempting to qualify for the Olympics for the first time.By winning the European Championship, ei...
 
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