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"Chak De! India", Breaking The Hoodoo And The Dream That Almost Came True
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"Chak De! India", Breaking The Hoodoo And The Dream That Almost Came True

India earned a penalty corner that was leveraged by the Drag Flicker, Gurjit Kaur. Chak De India! India’s resolute women’s hockey team scored the first leading goal against a top seed, Argentina.

Dressel Vessel, Flying Mc's and the Best Performances in Olympic Swimming
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Dressel Vessel, Flying Mc's and the Best Performances in Olympic Swimming

post-Phelps era was suddenly ushered in the year 2016, the moment the Rio Olympics concluded, followed by the next five years which paved the way for some of the most dynamic talents to emerge in a very short time span. This year’s Olympics posed a tough and unique challenge to swimmers all around

Lifting Dreams and Nations: A Story of Two Daughters
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Lifting Dreams and Nations: A Story of Two Daughters

he chalk on her hand, the red scrunchie holding her hair in a high bun, the ‘Olympic’ rings adorning her ears all gleamed in unison with her beautiful smile as the 49 kg Mirabai Chanu stood robustly, bearing the weight of 115 kg barbell and the insurmountable expectations of 1.37 billion Indians.

පරාජය හමුවේ ධෛර්යයෙන් ලොවක් දිනූ කරුණානන්ද
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පරාජය හමුවේ ධෛර්යයෙන් ලොවක් දිනූ කරුණානන්ද

2020 ඔලිම්පික් උළෙල තුළ ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ක්‍රීඩකයන්ගේ ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම් පිළිබඳ විශාල කතිකාවතක් නිර්මාණය වී ඇති අවස්ථාවක ක්‍රීඩාවේ සැබෑ විශිෂ්ටත්වය හඳුනාගත් ක්‍රීඩකයන් තුළින් අපට ලබාගත හැකි ආදර්ශ බොහොමයකි. පරාජය යනු ලැජ්ජාවට කරුණක් නොවන බව ලොවට හඬගා කියූ එක්තරා ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයෙකු වෙනුවෙන් මෙම සටහන වෙන් කරමු.

An Olympics without Bolt: Who to watch out for?
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An Olympics without Bolt: Who to watch out for?

After nearly half of the Olympics having commenced athletics finally makes its way on to the schedule with the first events of the programme starting on the 30th of July inside the Japan National Stadium. This will be the first Olympics since 2004 missing the outsized personality of Usain Bolt...

The Olympic Opening Ceremony: A Journey Through Time
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The Olympic Opening Ceremony: A Journey Through Time

The opening ceremony of the Olympics is undoubtedly one of the most awaited and stunning events of the entire Olympics. It is a chance for the host country to show off their culture to a global audience and the chance for numerous athletes to bask in the glory of being part of the Parade of Nations

Tehani Egodawela: The Sharp Shooter from Navy on a Mission for Gold
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Tehani Egodawela: The Sharp Shooter from Navy on a Mission for Gold

Rifle shooting, which is a member of the shooting family, can be taken as one of the most exciting Olympic events. Tehani Egodawela, a lady with unwavering ambition, is on her way to do Sri Lanka proud at the women’s 10m air rifle 0.177 event at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

State University Alumni at the Olympics
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State University Alumni at the Olympics

It is highly commendable that a small number of graduates from local state universities, as well as a rather distinguished personality associated with a local university who have represented Sri Lanka at the very highest level and it’s these select few Olympians who are the subject of this article.

The Invincible Icon of Sri Lankan Badminton
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The Invincible Icon of Sri Lankan Badminton

Badminton is a dynamic game where the focus, control and instant reaction matter the most to make the victory in the arena. In this exciting sport, the name Niluka Karunarathne stands on top as one of the all-time greatest personalities in Sri Lankan badminton who embellished the whole nation.

Aniqah Gaffoor: The Blooming New Hope under the Butterfly Strokes
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Aniqah Gaffoor: The Blooming New Hope under the Butterfly Strokes

Seventeen year old Aniqah Gaffoor had been making waves in the Sri Lankan pools recently. Her journey, even though in its budding stages, has already taken her to the highest level of competition: The 2021 Summer Olympics.