EOC notice about informational attack suffered by NOC Lithuania
21 December 2021
The EOC informs all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Europe that the information about the boycott of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2022 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and consequent ban on the participation of Lithuanian athletes at the Winter Olympics is false and was part of an informational attack, which occurred yesterday, 20 December 2022.
The official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania is reported below:
“Foreign Ministry’s statement on the dissemination of false information
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania informs that false information regarding Lithuania’s participation in the Beijing Winter Olympics has appeared publicly on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Foreign Ministry considers it to be an information attack.”
The NOC of Lithuania has also stated that, at the same time, the letter including the formal appeal, which was sent yesterday by an Olympic winter athlete to all Lithuanian National Federations, is also deemed false and part of the informational attack.
For more information, please contact Agne Vanagiene, Deputy Director of the Olympic Sport Department of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania, at firstname.lastname@example.org