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The City Council of Vilnius decided on Wednesday to allocate 500,000 euros to the Lietuvos Rytas basketball club and the Žalgiris football club each.
BC Lietuvos Rytas training
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However, the funding was approved on condition that the city's stake in both clubs is increased to two-fifths and that the clubs' bylaws are changed to ensure that decisions on their activities are discussed at the council.

Some members of the council opposed the proposal to provide 1 million euros to the clubs, saying that the funds ought to be allocated to culture or public organizations or children's education.