Siauliai victorious in 'True basketball - Real games' matchup in Prienai

PRIENAI - In the last BBL game of 2017, Prienai took on Lithuanian rivals Siauliai, but had to face an 80-82 defeat. The game also marked the second year of the 'True basketball - Real games' project.


Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas continued their efforts for honorable and fair play on the basketball courts, as they took part in the 'True basketball - real games project for the second year in a row, which aims to stop any foul play in sports.

'We're happy that we're not only educating the society, but we're also bringing attention to the problem and how it affects sports' - noted the coordinator of the project Karolis Stribys. 'The project showed that foul play in sports is not a deep wound in Lithuanian basketball, but it is vital to take action in preventing it, as buying and selling games is becoming a greater problem globally. We're hoping this projects draws more attention to this subject.'

Besides the matchup between the two clubs, the project was also introduced in several schools, the Lithuanian Sports University and the Sports Management Conference.

BBL was proud to join in on the project that was organized by the Association 'Aktyvistai' and rallied Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden, alongside the organizations of Vytautas and Siauliai in battling bribery in sports.

The project was financed with the help of the EU Erasmus+ Sports program and over 300 games were checked in all five participating countries. Six of them were deemed suspicious, but after further inspection, it was decided that everything went according to the rules.

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