It is great to see that Sri Lanka has achieved ‘real’ success in a sport other than cricket. However, it is sad that it has taken us 72 years to win such a coveted gold medal. What are the management learnings from this great boxing achievement? While all sports in Sri Lanka have a management function (at least by name!), the striking difference I see in boxing is the passion and unwavering commitment of the leader, who has made it his mission and vision to achieve ‘gold’ at the highest levels. So, how could other sports ensure a ‘Dian’ to manage and lead their respective sport to greater heights?