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India wins bid for 2013 games

The organizing committee of the Lusofonia Games which met last evening has unanimously decided to have the Games once in four years instead of once in two years.

The Committee also finalized the decision to hold the next Games in the year 2013. The three bidders for this Games were Sri Lanka, Brazil and India. The organizers felt it right to go out of the Region and awarded the bid to India. The venue for the event in India will be Goa, a State which was under Portuguese rule for a long period.

The President of the Sri Lanka Olympic Committee Hemasiri Fernando who was present at the meeting afterwards speaking to the press said that though Sri Lanka forwarded a bid for the Games, later it decided to support India’s bid.

Adding further he said that Sri Lanka gained medals in every international meet only in athletics. “This has been the plus point for athletics. We should make a high productive program to go further than this to achieve medals in other sports too.

This could be achieved through a program initiated in association with the Ministry of Sports and the concerned governing bodies for different sports.”

If this method could be given priority Sri Lanka will be highly benefitted in the future, especially at international level meets which will bring us medals.

It has been a case that Sri Lanka participated in international events in many fields without proper preparations which has resulted in failures most of the times.

This could be averted with the governing bodies taking great care in doing proper preparations before hand to avoid disappointments.

 

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