New era for Lankan sports
Oct 20, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
It is less than a month to go for the 16th Asian Games to be held in China. The Asian version of the Olympics is the most looked forward to sports extravaganza in the Asian continent.
The 44 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia will field the cream of their sportsmen and women for the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010.
The newest Asian Games venue Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games after Beijing, which hosted the 11th edition of the Games exactly two decades ago in 1990. It was at these Beijing Asian Games that sprinter Sriyantha Dissanayake began the revolution of Sri Lanka athletics, winning a silver medal and a bronze in 100m and 200m finals.