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Sports officials receive on-line lessons from overseas

Palitha Fernando
Palitha Fernando

The Asian Athletic Federation along with Indian Athletic Federation conducted workshops for Sri Lankan sports officials as well as others in South Asia via on-line, Palitha Fernando the president of the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL)said.

Fernando said that over 900 technical officials from South Asia took part in this seminar, including 14 from Sri Lanka who were selected by the AASL.

“We are planning to organize our age group championship before the end of this year and it is most important for the athletes as these are age group events, said Fernando. He further went on to say that all national level athletes are keeping themselves trained as much as they are able to at home and that the national pool will be broken down into three categories for sprinters, jumpers, throwers and middle-distance runners.

Athletics suffered its biggest blow when the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics for next year.

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