Turkish boxing referee found dead at London hotel

Updated: 27 July 2012 20:52 IST

A Turkish boxing referee has been found dead in his London hotel room before the Olympic Games officially begin, on Friday.

Turkish boxing referee found dead at London hotel
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A Turkish boxing referee has been found dead in his London hotel room before the Olympic Games officially begin, on Friday.

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Bayram Altug, the head of the Turkish Boxing Federation, said a colleague found the 73-year-old Garip Erkuyumcu dead in his bed on Thursday. A heart attack is the suspected cause, reports Xinhua.

Altug said Erkuyumcu was a member of the International Boxing Association's refereeing and judging commission and would have been assisting referees during the Games.

Erkuyumcu's body will be flown back to Turkey next week.

Topics : Boxing Olympics 2012
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