Sri Lanka at the Olympics facts for kids

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

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


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

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

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