Diary of a Baltic Exile

  • 2003-11-27
Balls, balls, balls. What is it about sport that sends people so wild with excitement? When Lithuania won the European championship in basketball recently, thousands and thousands of people thronged the streets of Vilnius in jubilant celebration. You'd be forgiven for thinking that something important had actually happened, but no, a few overgrown men had merely managed to successfully dunk a ball into a hole several times. Likewise, Latvia beat Turkey over the course of two soccer games and the players are virtually beatified in the media. And for what? For successfully getting a ball into...
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