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Serena Williams’ Appalling Behavior At The U.S. Open — Definitely Wasn’t Cricket.

by Anura Guruge



Wow. WOw. WOW!

I have never seen anything like that from a professional, famous sports figure! That was totally uncalled for. She looked demented, even demonic. What was she thinking?

Why was she allowed to get away with it? Her $17,000 fine, given the $1.54 MILLION she got paid for playing in the U.S. Open, was a pathetic JOKE. She should have been FINED $3 Million.

I watch at least an hour of professional cricket, from around the world, every day. Cricket prides itself on the decorum of play. Players seldom take exception, on the field, to a decision made by an official. When they do, they are HARSHLY punished and penalized. They can lose ALL their match fees — and more. They can be banned for months.

Unlike cricket, which is very much a team sport, tennis (even with doubles) is an individual sport — and I guess tennis doesn’t want to lose the money-making power of star players. But her behavior brought the game and HUMANKIND into disrepute. What kind of example is this to our kids. They should NOT be taught that screaming at an official is acceptable behavior.

I really was shocked and even more so that she was allowed to get away with it.


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Why Does India (& Sri Lanka) Suck At The Olympics?

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From “news.com.au”.


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From the “Wall Street Journal” — and YES, they name cricket as ONE of the FIVE reasons. Click image to access original WSJ article.


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Past Summer Olympics from “olympics.org”.


As I talked about yesterday, in my post about Rio 2016 medals/population, it just does not make sense why India with the world’s 2nd largest population ONLY got 2 medals.

China got 70.

Sri Lanka is guilty as well, with ZERO medals (again), though with 21 million people, it is the 57th most populous country in the World.

But it is the stark difference between China and India — the only two countries in the world with a BILLION PLUS population — that gives you pause.

Yes, I (like the WSJ article) instinctively knew that cricket was an issue.

In India, Sri Lanka & Pakistan cricket is the national poison — and cricket, as yet, is NOT an Olympic event.

India is NO LONGER a poor country! So they can’t use that excuse.

This is crazy. India has such a huge and diverse gene pool. They also play tennis and golf with gusto.

Just does NOT make sense.

India (and Sri Lanka for that matter), so PROUD of their cricketing prowess, should be ashamed that they can’t compete, even halfway decently, in other sports.

Enough said. Indians already have got the message. Not sure about the Sri Lankans. As I always point out, when I am mistaken to be an Indian, that Sri Lankans, alas and alak, are NOT as good looking or as smart as Indians. SMILE. [I can say that, of course.] 


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

by Anura Guruge


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

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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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Sri Lanka At The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

by Anura Guruge


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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


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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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Tennis Pros, Male & Female, Have DIFFERENT Balls — This Is NO April Fool’s Joke.

by Anura Guruge


From the March 29, 2016, U.K. “Daily Mail”
(which I read every morning).

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Click images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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As far as I can tell this is NOT a premature April Fool’s prank. This was posted 3 days ahead of the BIG day.

Who would have thought. Wow.

Though I can write books about orgasms and talk freely about vaginas, I must confess that it feels strange to be talking about FUZZ of men’s balls! That women’s fuzz should be more delicate I have no doubt. SMILE.

More than likely I will get shouted for this post BUT I had to say something. SMILE.


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Tennis Playing Google Doodle For 2015 U.S. Tennis Open (the 37th)

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