Team Sri Lanka gears up for the Olympic Games

Today, 8 July, a media conference was held by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) to officially announce the nine athletes who will be representing Sri Lanka in 8 sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which will be held...

Nimali Liyanarachchi through to Olympics

Nimali Liyanarachchi, one of Sri Lanka’s top middle-distance runners, has been granted a spot at the Olympics in the Women’s 800m via a Universality Place. Liyanarachchi’s qualification was in doubt with Nilani Rathnayake being the front-runner to make it through...

Nilani Rathnayake’s Olympic dreams shattered

Sri Lanka’s top Steeplechase runner, Nilani Rathnayake has fallen agonizingly short of qualifying for her 1st Olympic Games. Rathnayake’s spot at Tokyo 2020 seemed to be secure on the last day of qualification (29th June) as the athlete sat in...

Medhani misses Gold by a whisker; 9 medals for SL

19-year-old Medhani Jayamanne stunned fans with a close Silver, while 200m record holder Hima Daas dropped down to 6th place in a nail-biting finishing to the 60th Interstate Athletics Championship, India. Read More : Yupun and Nilani in the Olympic...

Yupun and Nilani in the Olympic squad to Tokyo

Yupun Abeykoon and Nilani Rathnayaka are set to complete Sri Lanka’s squad of nine athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which will be held from July 23 to August 8. The other athletes who have booked their flights to...

Nilani and Nimali hope for Olympic Qualification as deadline closes in

3000m Steeplechase and 800m athletes, Nilani Rathnayake and Nimali Liyanarachchi are hopeful of qualifying for the Olympic Games, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan in late July 2021. With local meets close to non-existent and the pandemic stopping local...

Sri Lanka tour to India kicks off today

A 10-member Sri Lanka Athletics team took off to India amidst the Pandemic to compete at the 66th National Interstate Athletics Championship which will see its opening today (25) and go on till the 29th June in Patiala, India. Read: Abeykoon...

Abeykoon jumps to 46th in Olympic shortlist for 100m

Lankan sprint sensation Yupun Abeykoon has managed to push himself to 46th position in the shortlist of athletes vying for a spot in the Men’s 100m at Tokyo 2020. Read: 18-year-old Milka Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2020 The Olympic Qualification Standard...

Yupun Abeykoon breaks into World Top 50

100m sprint sensation Yupun Abeykoon has made his way into the worlds’ top 50 list with his last performance in the States, which brings him closer to the Olympic start list. Abyekoon has been showing tremendous effort on foreign land,...

Olympic day indoors for the second successive year

For the second year running the pandemic hit Olympic Day celebrations in Sri Lanka is staying indoors but, the iconic June 23 celebrations will go on full steam -- virtually on NOC Sri Lanka’s official Facebook Page from 9.00...

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