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Athletics official dies after being hit by javelin

  • 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.