American Olympic Champion Lee Evans Dies In Ogun

Former American sprinter Lee Evans, the 1968 Olympic 400m champion, has died aged 74 after he suffered stroke last week in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

According to Punch, Evans had been on life support at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo.

Retired footballer and 1980 AFCON winner Segun Odegbami, a close friend of Evans, confirmed the death of the retired athlete and coach on WhatsApp platform Family United By Sports Wednesday night.

Odegbami wrote, “For my brother and friend, Lee Edward Evans – it is sunset!”

Lee Evans died while in a coma and breathing…


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