Sri Lanka at the Olympics

Participation of athletes from Sri Lanka in the Olympic Games

Sri Lanka first took part in the Olympic Games in 1948.

Sri Lanka at the
Olympics
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
IOC codeSRI
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
Websitewww.srilankaolympic.org
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympics appearances (overview)
17
Summer appearances

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Sri Lanka is SRI.[1] In 1964, it was CEY for Ceylon.[2]

HistoryEdit

Teams took part in all Summer Olympic Games since then, but not the 1976 Games. Sri Lanka never took part in the Winter Olympic Games.

The National Olympic Committee for Sri Lanka was formed in 1937 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee the same year. The nation was called Ceylon until 1972.

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
2  Silver Duncan White 1948 London Athletics Men's 400 metre hurdles
2  Silver Susanthika Jayasinghe 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 200 metres

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • (ed.) Berlioux, Monique (1983). "Sri Lanka and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee (184): pp. 139–143. Retrieved 2008-04-03. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)

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