Karlsson eliminated after 2 refusals from Chopin VA

Mathilda Karlsson, Sri Lanka’s last competitor at Tokyo 2020, was eliminated from the jumping individual qualifier, after she and her mount Chopin VA had to refusals in their performance. Karlsson was the 13th rider on the start list, but unfortunately,...
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Abeykoon falls short of semi-final

Yupun Abeykoon finished 6th in Heat 3 of Round 1 in the Men’s 100m at Tokyo 2020, with a timing of 10.32. With the top 3 and best 3 finishers of the 7 heats set to progress through to the...

Egodawela, Gaffoor and Karunaratne to kickoff Sri Lankan events at Olympics

Tehani Egodawela, Aniqah Gaffoor and Niluka Karunaratne will become the 1st athletes to take the field for Sri Lanka at Tokyo 2020, with their events scheduled for 24th of July. Tehani Egodawela - 10m Air Rifle (Shooting) Egodawela qualified for the...
A Magnificent Event - TOKYO Coverage Announcement

A magnificent event, a signature coverage, your crusader ThePapare at Tokyo Olympics

The world’s greatest sporting extravagance is on the cards.  The XXXII Olympiad is set commence on the 23rd of July in Tokyo, Japan, amidst a global pandemic and minus spectators. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected to conduct this epic event that unfolds every 4 years,...

National Olympic Committee puts Team Sri Lanka on track for Olympics in hectic year

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics less than a week away, the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) knows that for the  time being at least their job is done – even if the moment for relaxing is still...

Brandix delivers inspired solutions to National Olympians as Presenting Partner

Brandix Apparel Limited, a leading apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has committed its support for the Sri Lanka Olympic Team as a Presenting Partner for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  Rajiv Malalasekera, Chief Executive Officer – Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited, symbolically...

Sri Lankan Flag Bearers at the Olympics: Carrying more than just a flag

A flag bearer of a nation is a singular honour, you carry not just a flag but the hopes of your people! Leading your contingent, carrying your national flag, as you stride around the Olympic stadium, with the eyes of...

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...

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