Daily Archives: August 6, 2016

Sri Lanka: First Olympic Medal — 1948, Duncan White, 400 Meter Hurdles (2nd Place).

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access YouTube video. AMAZING quality given that this was shot, on film, 68 years ago. MUST WATCH.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access the original.

Click here for the Wikipedia original.

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What made this even MORE special was that Ceylon had just got its independence from Britain
on February 4, 1948.


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Sri Lanka Team For The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics — More Details.

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Click image for MORE details as to the team/squad.


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Sri Lanka At The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics — Down To 7 Athletes.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access the Sri Lanka original.

Click here to access the official Sri Lanka Olympics Website
srilankaolympic.org.



The Google Portal had listed 9 athletes.
But the two marked with a cross
do NOT appear in the ‘official’ list.

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Click here to access the Google original from their ‘Olympic portal‘.


Would appear that the official squad is even smaller than what had been initially portrayed.


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6 Fuji X-E2s Images Of The Day — August 6, 2016.

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See this post for resolution details.

NO post-processing whatsoever.

I was at the ‘Gilman Library‘ in Alton, N.H.
for an event.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.




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“Gilman Library” Meet The Children’s Book Authors Event — August 6, 2016.

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Elizabeth McKinney.

Debra Beth Laurion.

DJ Gerbio.

Picture taken by Jim Fontaine of ‘PCS Web Design’ husband of Authistpreneur DJ Gerbio.


Another fun event at the Gilman Library” in Alton, New Hampshire.

It was so good to meet the other authors. As ever made me appreciate my limitations.

Many thanks to Roza Benoit, Holly Brown & Lily Yari for making this happen. Bravo.


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I At The Alton “Gilman Library” Meet The Children’s Book Authors Event — August 6, 2016.

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Picture taken by Jim Fontaine of ‘PCS Web Design’.



As is anything to do with our beloved Gilman Library” it was fun.

I am honored and glad that I was invited.

 

Another post soon of my fellow authors that were there.


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Sri Lanka At The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

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From Google. Click to ENLARGE.

Click here to access the Google original from their ‘Olympic portal‘.


At every recent Olympics, whether Summer or Winter, during the Opening Ceremony I get the notion that I should check the Sri Lanka squad to see what they are representing (– suffice to say that equatorial Sri Lanka does not normally put up much of a showing at Winter Olympics).

Appears, per Google’s Olympics portal, that Sri Lanka is fielding a 9 person squad. That Google cannot find the picture for 3 of them is NOT promising nor good. That is bad.

Seems like a small squad for a country that now has a 20 million population. Yes, I will have to go digging for the squad sizes by country.

I expected to see some participation in golf and tennis — both played quite extensively by Sri Lankans. Also no boxing.

Appears, per the official Olympics site, that Sri Lanka, has only ever won two medals (and I think I vaguely remember the 2000 medal):

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Click to ENLARGE. From http://www.olympic.org


Please also refer to these 3 related posts:
1/ Team down to 7 from 9.
2/ Sri Lanka team DETAILS.
3/ Sri Lanka/Ceylon 1st Olympic medal.


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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 2, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Pineapple Playing Tennis.

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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Use above links to access original.

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