Adamkus disappoints basketball fans.
Douglas will not get citizenship just so she can play basketball. Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus decided not to grant Lithuanian citizenship to US basketball player Kathryn Elisabeth Douglas. Douglas, considered one of the best basketball players in the world, will not be allowed to play for the Lithuanian national team during the women's world basketball championship in Brazil in September."I understand that this decision may disappoint many basketball fans, the heads of sport organizations and those people who actively supported the decision of the US sportswoman to represent the Lithuanian women's national basketball team,” said Adamkus. “Personally, I would like to see this sportswoman representing Lithuania in the world basketball championship for women. However, as president I could not make any other decision.”