​Asian Youth Games: Sri Lanka ditched as host

22 May 2015 08:50 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka has lost the right to host the 2017 Asian Youth Games because of political interference from the government, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said.

The multi-sport event set to be held in the southern town of Hambantota was withdrawn "due to problems with the autonomy of the National Olympic Committee from the government", an OCA statement said.

The statement gave no further details about what the government interference might have involved. (AFP)

  Comments - 9

  • Maya Friday, 22 May 2015 08:52 PM

    Obvious that the fault go with previous regime. New govt is there for just 5 months

    Bala Saturday, 23 May 2015 06:38 PM

    These are fall-outs and consequences of previous govt and Sports Ministers allowing corruption in Sports Assns. In trying to clean up now, the World Bodies, themselves corrupt, are rebelling.

    dilip Friday, 22 May 2015 04:05 PM

    With this government we are loosing every thing. Asian youth games ,very soon right to play international cricket and may be the north too.

    palle Friday, 22 May 2015 04:38 PM

    It is good, as the country in in chaos.

    gemun Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:53 AM

    mayaWhat a change within such a short period.

    Kalu-Bayya Friday, 22 May 2015 05:20 PM

    This corrupt UNP politician ruined our country and sucked our wealth, now we made constitutional change. Let put this "HORURALA" out from ruling

    Saman Friday, 22 May 2015 06:08 PM

    Blame MR!

    Sikuru7 Sunday, 24 May 2015 10:57 AM

    This is good news! billions of dollars were going to be spent to build a Large sports Village that will coost even more to maintain after the games

    Darm Friday, 22 May 2015 02:50 PM

    Welcome to Yahaplanam!

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