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Members of the Seimas




Virgilijus Alekna
Seimas 2020-2024
Member of the Seimas from 11/13/2020
Nominated by: Liberals Movement of the Republic of Lithuania
Elected: By list
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Room: II-124
Tel: +370 5 209 6698
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Biography Biography

Committees of the Seimas

11/19/2020Committee on National Security and Defence, Member

Commissions of the Seimas

12/04/2020Commission for Youth and Sport Affairs, Chair
11/24/2020 - 12/03/2020Commission for Youth and Sport Affairs, Member

Political groups of the Seimas

11/13/2020Liberals Movement Political Group , Member

Parliamentary groups

03/30/2023 Group for Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the Republic of Croatia, Member
01/07/2021 Provisional Group for Support of Lithuanian Armed Forces Veterans, Member
12/08/2020 Provisional Group of Friends of the Capital City, Member
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Date of birth 13 February 1972

Place of birth Terpeikiai Village, Kupiškis District, Lithuania

 

Education

2005–2009 Master’s in Training Systems, Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education (currently Lithuanian Sports University)

1999–2005 Bachelor’s in Physical Education, Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education

1991–1992 Vilnius Pedagogical Institute (currently Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy)

1985–1989 Sports School-Boarding House in Panevėžys

1982–1985 Secondary School in Subačius (currently gimnazija (upper secondary school))

1979–1982 Primary School in Lukonys Village, Kupiškis District

 

Work experience

2011–2016 Sports Advisor, Ministry of the Interior

1994–2011 Dignitary Protection Service

 

Political career

No party affiliation

2016–2020    Member of the 12th Seimas

Member, Committee on National Security and Defence

Deputy Chair, Commission for Youth and Sport Affairs

Member, Migration Commission (2018–2020)

Member, Commission of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian World Community (2016–2018)

 

Miscellaneous

Former athlete, discus thrower; gold-medal winner and record-holder of the Summer Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004; twice world champion; European champion; national champion and record-holder; four-times winner of the Sportsman of the Year in Lithuania; one-time winner of the World Athlete of the Year and European Athlete of the Year; first medal-winner of the independent Lithuania in the European Championship in 1998

Awards: Athlete of the Year 2000 announced by the US magazine Track & Field News; Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for the sport achievements (1996); Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (1997, 2001); Grand Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2003);

First Lithuanian to become the European Athlete of the Year 2005; UNESCO Champion for Sport designated by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in recognition of contribution to promoting sports in schools and to commitment to UNESCO ideals (2007); Badge of Commander of Sports Honour from the Department of Physical Education and Sports under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for contribution to Lithuania’s sport (2012)

Honorary Citizen of Athens

 

Languages: English, Russian

Hobbies: golf, active recreation, travelling

 

Family

Wife Kristina, daughter Gabrielė, sons Martynas and Mykolas

Seat at plenary chamber Seat at plenary chamber