Pancake fatality!

March 10, 2009

accident

Source: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Pancake-Eating-Contest-Winner-Dies-After-Gorging-On-43-Banana-Pancakes/Article/200903215238171?lpos=World_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_8&lid=ARTICLE_15238171_Pancake_Eating_Contest%3A_Winner_Dies_After_Gorging_On_43_Banana_Pancakes

 

Not sure this exactly classes as sports law, but it is a contest…..

 

A Russian “athlete” (Boris Isayev, 48) has died moments after winning the Chernyakhovsk pancake contest. Witnesses described Boris as the “most active participant in the contest” and said that he managed to consume a total of 43 banana and stuffed cream desserts. However, when he went up onto the stage to collect his prize, he started foaming at the mouth, before later collapsing. While the exact cause of his death remains unclear, doctors believe he choked on a piece of one of the pancakes that had lodged in his throat. An autopsy has now been announced in order to rule out other medical causes.

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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