Turkish-Armenian Referee Dies In London


July 27

Turkish-Armenian Olympic boxing referee Karnik Garip Erkuyumcu was
found dead in a London hotel room, Sport Express informs.

The 73-year-old referee had arrived in London to officiate in the
London 2012 boxing matches. According to preliminary data, Erkuyumcu
lost his life from a heart attack.

He was an International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Refereeing &
Judging Commission member, and he was to help the ring referee during
the London Olympics.

Karnik Garip Erkuyumcu was found dead by his colleague, and his body
will be transferred back to Turkey next week. To note, the 2012 London
Olympics will officially kick off on Friday and come to a close on
August 12.

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