Refugee team of 29 athletes chosen for Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympics Committee on Tuesday unveiled the refugee team of 29 athletes that will participate in the Tokyo Olympics next month. Committee President Thomas Bach made the announcement during a virtual ceremony, saying he "can't wait to see" them compete. "When you, the IOC...
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Commonwealth Games: Rumeshika through to the Semifinal

Sri Lankan Sprinter Rumeshika Rathnayake, who competed in the 2nd heat of the Women’s 200m heat at the Carrara stadium short while ago today (10th), secured qualification to the semifinal, clocking a time of 23.43secs to come second in...

Sugath, Harin in the running for AASL reins – Despite warning from IOC and...

One of the glorious athletes in the country's athletics history, Sugath Thilakaratne, will contest for the top post of the Athletics Association (AASL) this year, which is to be held on 14 May. He has been nominated by eight Associations for the AASL Presidency. Nominations for the post closed at 12.00 p.m. on 15 April (Wednesday).

Will this be the turning point for Sri Lankan Track & Field?

The recently concluded Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia saw the largest medal haul ever for the Island nation, but sadly none of them came from Track and Field. Sri Lanka was represented by 13 track and field...

Sumeda new javelin champion

Sri Lanka Air Force thrower Sumeda Ranasinghe turned tables on national champion and former national record holder Waruna Lakshan to win the men’s javelin as the 93rd National Athletic Championships concluded with high jumper Manjula Kumara and Nilani Ratnayake winning the best athlete titles in the men’s and women’s categories respectively at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium on Sunday.

6000 Athletes to run around Colombo

The 15th Colombo Marathon, organized by Lanka Sportreizen will commence on Sunday, the 4th of October at 06:00 am in close proximity to the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) (Bauddhaloka Mawatha / Longdon Place Colour Lights) with the...
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42nd National Sports Festival: Western Province wins President Challenge Trophy

The 42nd National Sports Festival, the first of its kind to be held in the Jaffna Peninsula, concluded today at the Durayyappah stadium in glamorous fashion with President Maithripala Sirisena gracing the closing ceremony as the chief guest of...
Rio 2016: Russian track and field athletes to discover Olympic fate

Rio 2016: Russian track and field athletes to discover Olympic fate

Russia's track and field athletes will find out on Thursday if they will be free to compete at next month's Olympic Games in Rio. Athletics' world governing body has banned Russia's athletics federation over claims of state-sponsored doping. But the Russian...

Tokyo 2020 could be postponed to end of year

Japan's Olympic minister says the Tokyo 2020 Games could be postponed from the summer until later in the year amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak. In a response to a question in Japan's parliament, Seiko Hashimoto said Tokyo's contract with...

ISAC 2018; Lyceum Wattala take lead on opening day

The 18th International Schools Athletics Championship more commonly known ISAC commenced today (23rd) at the Diyagama, Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium with the participation of 23 institutions aligned with The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL). Organized for the third consecutive...

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