Sri Lanka Athletics resumes in October

Happy news has finally hit the track and field arena with three big events getting the go ahead after a long pause in the Athletic calendar of Sri Lanka, with official word coming from the Athletics Association this morning....

Bolt receives devastating COVID-19 test result

Arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt tests positive for Corona virus just days after celebrating his 34th birthday at a party in Jamaica. A radio station in Jamaica reports that Bolts has contracted the disease and will...

Hiruni pulls a National Record out of a Pandemic

Sri Lanka’s pride in the long distance and marathon events, Hiruni Wijayaratne put on a fantastic run in the Music City Distance Festival, creating a new PB and National Record in the 5000m event earlier today (16). Gold medalist at...

National Athletics schedule for the year released

The Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) announced dates for the national athletics trials and the National Athletic Championships at a press briefing held at the Ramada Hotel last evening (11). Accordingly, the national trials, which will function to form...

Youth Olympics Postponed

The Youth Olympic Games which were to be held in 2022, have been postponed to the year 2026. The Games were scheduled to be held in Dakar, Senegal in 2022, but with COVID 19 still rampant around the world, the...

SAG stars felicitated

The Ministry of Sports hosted an event of appreciation for the 6 athletes who performed well at the South Asian Games in Nepal last year, while also sitting for their O' level examinations. The six female athletes who excelled at...

Athletics ex-boss stands trial for taking bribes to clear Russians of doping

Lamine Diack, the former head of the governing body for world athletics, was at the heart of a corruption scam that saw Russian athletes pay six-figure sums to have their names erased from doping lists, prosecutors told a French...

46th National Athletic games to be postponed

The Ministry of Sports has informed all provincial sports directors in writing that the 46th National Sports Festival, the main sports event organized by the Ministry of Sports, has been postponed indefinitely. Due to the prevailing situation in the...

Ondaatje joins hands to help former marathoner Wimalasena Perera

Anna-Marie Ondaatje, Sri Lanka's international rhythmic gymnast who is a part of the Quint Ondaatje foundation, has partnered with the Professional Sports Journalists Association of Sri Lanka (PSJASL) to give back to their community, by helping to provide funds for legendary...

85th Anniversary of Jesse Owens’ 45-minute record spree

Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games. He specialized in sprints and long jump, and was recognized as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and...

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