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Did Sri Lanka Throw Out A Chance To Win An Olympic Medal In 1976?

With a star athlete in their delegation and more than 30 rival nations boycotting the Games, Sri Lanka would have faced its best chance at a medal during the 1976 Olympics. Instead, the country’s delegation unexpectedly withdrew its 13-member team from the Games at the last minute, offering no official reason, and costing marathon runner S.L.B. Rosa — then ranked 11th in the world — what would have been the peak of his career.

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