In­jured cham­pion sues OAKA venue

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World cham­pion pole vaulter Con­stanti­nos Filip­pidis has sued the man­age­ment of the OAKA Olympic Sta­dium in north­ern Athens for 538,000 eu­ros over an in­jury he sus­tained in June while prac­tic­ing at the fa­cil­ity.

In the suit, the ath­lete claims that on June 19 he sus­tained a menis­cal tear when his leg twisted on im­pact dur­ing a prac­tice jump due a large hole beneath the floor­ing. The 30-year-old had to un­dergo surgery, miss­ing out on a se­ries of in­ter­na­tional meets that he had been work­ing to­ward com­pet­ing in, hav­ing spent thou­sands of eu­ros in prepa­ra­tion.

OAKA’s man­age­ment, he ar­gues, is obliged to main­tain its fa­cil­i­ties to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards to pre­vent in­juries and of­fer ath­letes the best pos­si­ble con­di­tions in which to prac­tice and com­pete. Filip­pidis will also miss this week’s Lon­don World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

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