Sports Round-Up: Off-the-Field Escapades

The majority of Tammeka fans in action Photo: ERR Sport
6/18/2013 2:05 PM
Category: Sports

Olympic hero Heiki Nabi and fellow wrestler Eerik Aps have been affected by burns from poisonous plants, ruling them out of tournaments for the coming weeks.

The pair were trekking in the Ukrainian mountains two weeks ago and failed to notice the hogweed plants due to rainy weather.

Two days later, severe burns appeared on their skin, preventing them from competing in a scheduled tournament in Ukraine.

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Estonian Thai boxer Andrei Bokan has now been named world champion in the sport's heavyweight category, despite losing in the final last September.

Ukrainian Tsotne Rogava, who won the match against Bokan at the world championships, was stripped of the title after failing a drugs test, sport.err.ee reported on Monday.

Doping agencies said Rogava did not use performance enhancing drugs, but was careless with the use of medicine.

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Siim Kera, a student at the University of Tartu, has written a bachelor thesis studying the fans of top-league football team Tartu Tammeka.

Kera concluded that football songs are instrumental to the formation of a common identity among the fans.

The next step should be to trying to explain and solve the problem of low attendance at Estonian league games. According to UEFA figures, fewer people attend each top-league game in Estonia than they do in Malta, Luxembourg or the Faeroe Islands.

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Former striker for the national team Oliver Konsa, who was arrested for drugs possession and trafficking last November, has been denied bail by the Harju County Court.

According to the indictment, Konsa and four others were caught trafficking and in possession of large quantities of cocaine in Tallinn and Harju County.

Kristina Ots, a press representative of the court, told uudised.err.ee today that the initial hearing in the case will begin on September 16.


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