— Published 15 February 2021

Lithuania vaccinates its athletes

The series continues. After Israel, Hungary and Serbia, Lithuania in turn began the process of vaccinating its athletes against the coronavirus, in the run-up to the Tokyo Games. The Lithuanian Olympic Committee published pictures last week of the vaccination of a first round of those selected for the upcoming Summer Games. A first group of 82 members of the future Olympic and Paralympic delegation has already been vaccinated. The second will be released before the end of February. A Lithuanian government decree made athletes a priority in the vaccination process, on the recommendation of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports. In total, the operation involves just under 300 athletes, coaches and medical staff. As a reminder, the IOC does not require vaccination against COVID-19 as a prerequisite for participation in the Tokyo Games. It is only recommended by the Olympic body.