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Hockey World Cup: tuk-tuk ride in Spain goes wrong, federation president Santiago injured in fall | Hockey news

BHUBANESWAR: Spain’s adventure of driving an open-top tuk-tuk (auto rickshaw) went horribly wrong here on Wednesday, injuring national federation president and former referee Santiago Deo.
The Spanish team, who lost 4-3 to Australia in the men’s quarter-finals Hockey World Cup on Tuesday may have headed to the hotel’s Kalinga stadium to watch the quarter-finals and some of them opted to hop on an open vehicle for a little adventure.

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According to spectators, the auto rickshaw, which was carrying some Spanish players and officials, including Santiago, made a U-turn in front of the number three gate of the Kalinga stadium. Santiago fell while jumping from the vehicle, hurting his left knee in the process.

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The police officers on duty rushed to Santiago and helped give him first aid. More details are not yet known.

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In addition to being the president of Real Federacion Espanola de Hockey, Santiago was an international referee in good standing, participating in five Olympic Games between Moscow 1980 and Sydney 2000.



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