Sri Lanka at the Olympics

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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

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

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

History[change | change source]

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 medalists[change | change source]

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

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 91 [PDF p. 92 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. [https://web.archive.org/web/20181225173351/https://digital.la84.org/digital/collection/p17103coll8/id/27246/rec/29 Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]]; retrieved 2012-8-16.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • (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); |page(s)= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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