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Swimmer Mathew Abeysinghe to compete in the the Rio Olympics today.


Mathew Abeysinghe will compete in the 100 meters free stroke swimming event of the Rio Olympics today. Meanwhile, Chamara Nuwan Dharmawardena who took part in the Judo event yesterday was able to win the first round. Although he was able to defeat Samoan Barith


Several Sri Lankan players to compete in Rio today


Sri Lanka's Mangala Samarakoon for shooting, Suresh Peiris for weight lifting and Chamara Nuwan Dharmawardena for Judo will participate in Rio Olympics today. USA is in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics with 3 gold, 5 Silver and 4 bronze medals.


Australia is still in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics.


Anti-doping chiefs will investigate claims a Kenyan athletics official offered to give athletes prior warning of drugs tests in return for 10,000 Euro. The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD secretly filmed Major Michael Rotich apparently making the offer.


ආසියානු දැල් පන්දු තරගාවලියේශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ මැලේසියාව අතර අවසන් තරගය අද පස්වරුවේ තායිලන්තයේදී.

තායිලන්තයේ පැවැත්වෙන 10වැනි ආසියානු දැල් පන්දු තරගාවලියේ අවසන් තරගය අද පස්වරුවේ තායිලන්තයේ බැංකොක් නුවරදී පැවැත්වෙයි.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ මැලේසියාව අවසන් තරගය සදහා අද පස්වරු 5.00 තරග වැදීමට නියමිතයි. ඊයේ පැවැති අවසන්පුර්ව තරගවලදි ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ගෝල 35 ට 29 ක් ලෙසින් සිංගප්පුරුව පරාජය කළේය.  දෙවැනි අවසන් පුර්ව තරගයේදී මැලේසියා  ගෝල 35 ට 34 ක් ලෙසින් හොංකොං පරාජය කිරීමට සමත්විය.

USA claims first ever gold medal at Rio Olympics.


United States has claimed the first gold medal of Rio 2016 as Virginia Thrasher triumphed in the women's 10-meter air rifle event yesterday. The 19-year-old had flown under the radar ahead of the Games but showed impressive accuracy to claim the title by one point with an Olympic Record.


The Olympic games gets underway.

The 2016 Olympic Games officially got underway in Rio with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.
Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 28 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions.

Rangana Herath became the oldest bowler to take a Test hat-trick.

Rangana Herath became the oldest bowler to take a Test hat-trick as Australia were dismissed for 106 in the second Test in Galle. The left-arm spinner, who is 38 years and 139 days old, is the second Sri Lankan to take a Test hat-trick. Adam Voges, Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc - after a third-umpire review - fell to Herath in the 25th over. Herath finished with figures of 4-35 as Australia were bowled out for their lowest Test score against Sri Lanka.


A hat-trick by Rangana Herath at the test match against Australia.

A hat-trick by Rangana Herath at the test match against Australia. Sri Lanka cricket team scored 31 runs for three wickets for the second innings of the second test match against Australia when the match halted for lunch in Galle.


Olympic Games gets underway tonight in Rio, Brazil.

The Olympic Games gets underway tonight with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Rio, Brazil. About 11,000 sportsmen and women from 206 countries will take part in this festival. The opening ceremony will be held at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Nine sportsmen and women from Sri Lanka will take part in this ceremony.

Carrying Sri Lanka’s lion flag at the opening ceremony will be veteran marathon runner Anuradha Indrajith Cooray. The long distance runner will be competing in his third Olympic Games, having done so in Athens 2004 and London 2012 Games.

The Olympic torch arrives in Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro by boat after a three-month tour of Brazilian cities.
The mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, carried the torch on its first few laps through the city centre.

The torch arrived in Rio by boat accompanied by Brazilian Olympic gold medallist yachtsmen, Lars Grael (L)
In order to prevent traffic chaos during the Olympic torch relay, Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes announced Thursday will be a holiday.

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