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Sudden death in sports

The death of five athletes in one week stirred debate around a problem that affects the world of sports, Sudden Death Syndrome, writes RAIKO MARTÍN, sports columnist with Juventud Rebelde.

(24 September 2007) – IT WAS a typical August night when thousands of spectators in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain, along with millions of viewers across the country, fell silent when they saw soccer player Antonio Puerta collapse on the field. Continue reading

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Athletes’ drug use must stop

By ANNE-MARIE GARCÍA*

SUMMER is traditionally the high season for sports, filled with triumphs and records, joy and celebration, goals and dreams. In 1998, however, the high spirits of the season were dampened, perhaps more than ever, by the problem of drug use.

For the first time ever, for example, the law was forced to intervene in the Tour de France cycling race, with the winning team’s coaches and Italian racer Mapei taken into custody. Continue reading

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