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  • Sumedha Ranasinghe Unconvincing Despite High Hopes Before Event

    Sumedha Ranasinghe Unconvincing Despite High Hopes Before Event

    Sri Lanka suffered another disappointment in the Men’s Javelin Throw when Qualifier Sumedha Ranasinghe performed well below par in Group A of the Qualifying Round. He was measured at 71.93M in his 02nd attempt with the last throw being a foul one. He finished in 36th& last place in the Qualifying Round.

  • Olympic  Channel Launch In Rio

    Olympic Channel Launch In Rio

    The Olympic Channel is a digital – first,multi-platform global Olympic media entity, which aims to broadcast the Olympic Movement and it’s inherent values all year around, especially in the periods between the Olympic Games. The Olympic Channel will be launched right after the Closing Ceremony on the 21st August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At launch, the Olympic Channel will be a digital platform, with on – demand content available across the web, mobile, tablet & other connected devices where fans can experience the power of sport & Olympism 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Audiences will also be able to access content & engage through a variety of social media platforms as part of the Olympic Channel network.

  • Hosts Brazil Enjoy Multi Sports Success

    Hosts Brazil Enjoy Multi Sports Success

    Late yesterday, Brazil had ample reason to celebrate as their sporting heroes secured some outstanding successes in Individual & Team events.

  • 10 days in Rio 2016 – XXXIst Summer Olympic Games in Brazil

    10 days in Rio 2016 – XXXIst Summer Olympic Games in Brazil

    The morning was spritely, bright & sunny but towards late afternoon the wind velocity increased & it became chilly towards dusk. In the night there was rain As none of the Sri Lankans were in competition, it is time to focus on some other action contributing to add colour to the Games.

  • Niluka Karunaratne Excels & Niluka Rajasekara Fails As Usain Bolt Scripts Another Golden Story

    Niluka Karunaratne Excels & Niluka Rajasekara Fails As Usain Bolt Scripts Another Golden Story

    It was a sunny Sunday Morning in Rio. The 09th Day of Competition of the XXXIst Summer Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil is entering into the second half of top action.

  • Michael Phelps Says Goodbye To The International Pool

    Michael Phelps Says Goodbye To The International Pool

    Swimming Legend, Michael Phelps who has won more medals in the Olympic Pool than any other Athlete in the history of the Games signed off in Brazil in style. Ryan Murphy (1st), Cody Miller (02nd) & Adrian Nathan (04th) ensured that Michael Phelps (03rd) stayed in front in each lap to win Gold for USA in the Men’s 100M Medley Relay. They established a new Olympic Record with a time of 03 min 27.95 sec in the last event of the competition to end the 07 days of competition. Team USA won 16 Gold Medals in the Pool, establishing several World & many Olympic Records in the process. Michael Phelps has bagged 23 Gold, 03 Silver & 02 Bronze Medals. The aggregate of 28 Medals came in 04 Olympic Games – Athens, Greece (2004) 06 Golds, 02 Bronze, Beijing, China (2008) 08 Golds, London, England (2012) 04 Gold, 02 Silver & Rio, Brazil 05 Golds, 01 Silver. He was beaten by Joseph Schooling (Singapore) in the Men’s 100M Butterfly Stroke, the first for him & his country in Rio.

  • Records Galore On 7th Day Of Competition In Brazil

    Records Galore On 7th Day Of Competition In Brazil

    MangalaSamarakoon was involved in his second event – the 50 M Rifle Prone Men’s Qualification Round. He fired from the 39th Position and managed an aggregate of 601.80 points for his 06 Rounds and was placed 47th& last. The best for him was the 5th Round of 101.90 Points. The best qualifier was Sergey Kamenskiy (Russia) with 629 Points – an Olympic Record. The 8th& last qualifier, Henri Junghaenel (Germany) went onto win the Gold Medal collecting 209.50 Points – a Finals Olympic Record. He is also the World Record Holder.

  • Refugee Athletes Compete in Olympics

    Refugee Athletes Compete in Olympics

    The Olympic Movement experienced a historic moment when the first ever Refugee Athletic Team participation was recorded at the XXXIst Summer Olympic Games Rio 2016. The 10 member team comprising 04 Females & 06 Males are participating under the International Olympic Committee Flag.

  • Niluka Karunaratne Begins His Campaign

    Niluka Karunaratne Begins His Campaign

    On the 06th day of competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Niluka Karunaratne became the 06th Sri Lankan Athlete to compete. He was involved in the Group Stage of Badminton Men’s Singles from Group P. Privileged to play his first match on Center Court One against Two Time World Champion & Second Seed Long Chen of China, Sri Lanka’s leading Singles player, Niluka Karunaratnewas beaten 21 – 07, 21 – 10. He led in the 2nd set upto the first 05 points after scoring the first point. His second match is against 51st World Ranked Kevin Cordan of Guatemala, who is the reigning Pan American Games Champion in his 03rd Olympics. Niluka Karunaratne’s current World Ranking is 93.

  • Japan Stun Opponents To Enter Medal Stage In Rugby

    Japan Stun Opponents To Enter Medal Stage In Rugby

    Asian Powerhouse, Japan continued to surprise their opponents and earned a place in the Semi Finals of the Inaugural Sevens Rugby Championship of the Rio 2016 Olympics on the 05th day of competition.