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The first information about basketball reached Lithuania in 1921, first began to cultivate physical training Lithuanian union athletes. The first official basketball game was held in Lithuania in 1922 on April 23. During their meeting the temporary capital Kaunas and the Lithuanian national team training in physical union (LFLS) command. He result of the historical 8: 6 wins LFLS team. 1922 On April 23rd is considered the official birthday of Lithuanian basketball.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Lithuanian basketball organization door knocked twice, in 1936.Lithuanian Basketball Association game ball committee was approved by a member of FIBA, in 1991. FIBA restored Lithuanian Basketball Federation (since 1945. Until 1958., This basketball organization called the Lithuanian basketball section) rights in the international federation.
Lithuanian Basketball Federation - one of the biggest and most influential country. Federation brings together over 130 members of the legal, 18 thousands of licensed players. Basketball has about 400 full-time trainers.About 100,000 Lithuanian people playing basketball for fun.
Lithuanian basketball federation unites independent basketball leagues: Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL), the National Basketball League (NKL) Regional Basketball League (RKL), Lithuanian Women's Basketball League (LMKL), the National Women's Basketball League (NMKL), Lithuanian Women's Basketball League (LMKAL), Lithuanian students basketball league (LSKL) Lithuanian schoolchildren basketball league (MKL) and the Lithuanian basketball league veterans (LKVL). Lithuania and Lithuanian judges basketball Basketball Coaches Association - as well as the disposal of LBF.
In 2005, FIBA Europe believed in the right to organize the 2011 European Men's Basketball Championship.Lithuanian Basketball Federation, in preparation for the EuroBasket 2011, held two very successful young basketball tournaments - the 2009 European Juniors (under 16) Championships in Kaunas and the 2010 European Junior (U-18) Championship in Vilnius. In the last tournament of all time has been improved by the young basketball championship attendance record - Finals game between Lithuania and the capital of the Russian team in the Siemens Arena watched even 13 thousand. people.
In 2010. The junior boys championship finals in Vilnius watched a record 13 000 viewers.
The preparations for the European Championship, as well as a modern arena have Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys and Alytus, and the event for all the participants and guests left an indelible impression. Numerous guests spared no compliments to the organizers and called EuroBasket 2011 championships at best throughout history.
Lithuania its own as a great international event organizer, a reputation further cemented in 2012, when the summer tournaments held up to 3 - 17 year olds in the world, and 16-year-olds and 18-year olds in the European Championships!