Athletics official dies after being hit by javelin
August 28 , 2012
An athletics official has passed away after being struck by a javelin during a youth meeting in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Dieter Strack, 74, was hit in the throat by the javelin as he went to measure a throw on Sunday. He was taken to hospital and succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
The website of the local athletics federation described Strack as a "loved and experienced" sports judge.