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8 Tragic Olympic Deaths That Tarnished The Sports Event's Image

Olympic Games are the most awaited ones because they are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition, with more than 200 participating nations and are held once in every 4 years. People practice and have to go through several stages to qualify. There are winners every time, which gain the fame all over the world and are remembered for years.

Alright! This is what everybody knows. But have you ever remembered or thought of searching for participants who lose their lives during Olympics.

So here is a list of a few tragic deaths that took place over the years and everybody should know because I believe they too were the winners.

8 Tragic Olympic Deaths That Tarnished The Sports Event's Image

8 Tragic Olympic Deaths That Tarnished The Sports Event's Image

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1. Nodar Kumaritashvili (1988-2010) : Canada

Olympic deaths

He suffered a fatal crash during a training run by losing control of his shed.

2. Nicolas Bachotay (1964-1992) : Switzerland

Olympic deaths

He died while he was warming up for a speed skiing race by colliding with a snow grooming vehicle.

3. Leslie Ross Milne(1944-1964): Australia

Olympic deaths

Milne died of head injury when he struck a tree during a practice run in the 1964 Winter Olympics.

4. Eliska Misakova (1926-1948) :Czechoslovakia

Olympic deaths

She was a part of the Czech gymnastic team for 1948 Summer Olympics. She was diagnosed with polio and died while her team was competing.

5. Francisco Lazaro (1891-1912) : Portugal

Olympic deaths

He is considered the first athlete to die during Olympics. He is believed to die from dehydration at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

6. Nicolae Berechet (1915-1936) : Romania

Olympic deaths

He was a Romanian boxer who died under mysterious circumstances during 1936 Summer Olympics.

7. Knud Enemark Jensen (1936-1960) : Denmark

Olympic deaths

He participated in the 1960 Summer Olympics as a cyclist, where the temperature hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit, because of which he was feeling dizzy and fell down on a pavement, fracturing his skull.

8. Yossef Romano (1940-1972): Israel

Olympic deaths

He participated in the 1972 Summer Olympics as a weightlifter, where he was shot by the terrorists.

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