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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 5, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Golf Playing Orange.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

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provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Use above links to access original.

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>> Rio 2016 Day 4.
>> Rio 2016 Day 3.

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Sling TV On The Roku — Another Option For Streaming Rio 2016 Olympics.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access Sling TV official Website.


This is another Rio 2016 Olympics OPTION if you do not have a NBC provider — which would allow you to get the “NBC Sports” channel, with GREAT Olympics coverage, on the Roku.

As always with Sling TV there is a 7-day FREE trial. So that would give you plenty of time to check it all out.

So … another option for Rio 2016.


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Roku Service Will Be DOWN, For 6 Hours, Starting 8am (Eastern), This Thursday, August 11, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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E-mail from Roku given that I am registered (and active) customer. Click to ENLARGE. Visit support.roku.com for original.


So this coming Thursday — 3 days from now.

NOT the end of the World!

Your currently installed channels will CONTINUE to work during this planned maintenance.

So not really that big a deal.


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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 4, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Swimming Yellow Lemon.

by Anura Guruge


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Last Google Doodles:
>> Rio 2016 Day 3.
>> Rio 2016 Day 2.

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Rio 2016 Olympics On A Roku — NBC Sports Channel Is Good To Have.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to gain access to “Roku Guide” original.


Requires activation by providing a valid NBC channel provider — which in my case was DISH. Easy enough PROVIDED you do have a provider. Worked quite well though it takes a few minutes for the activation to kick-in and it is BEST to RESTART the channel. You should then see the name of your provider (e.g., DISH) appearing next to the NBC logo at the top of the screen.

A good way to watch the Olympics on NBC. Maybe the ONLY WAY. Yes, there are commercial.

But most of the Olympic events are separately catalogued and there are separate highlights, features and replays. Better than DVRing all of the NBC coverage and trying to find what you want to watch.

So IF you have a Roku and ‘access’ to NBC I would definitely get this Roku channel. I did, and I am glad. Got to watch the women’s bike race.


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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 3, ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — Showjumping Green Grape.

by Anura Guruge


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>> Rio 2016 Day 2.
>> Rio 2016 Day 1.

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

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

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


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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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