Lithuania's other religion

  • 1998-08-13
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - For Lithuanians, basketball is an obsession. Everyone from the 80-year-old village woman to the 5-year-old who just began kindergarten can, with the swiftness of a power forward, give you the results of last weekend's world championship in Athens, Greece.Indeed, how could they not? TV newscasts were brimming with basketball stories and scoops for the duration of the Athens tournament July 29 to Aug. 9. And while fans were disappointed that the Lithuanian team stumbled in the quarter-finals, finishing seventh among the tournament's 16 participants and leaving the path to the gold m...
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