Sports tend to be great forms of exercise and entertainment for the masses, and most countries have their own own sports team or national team that represents them in a variety of sports. In any high level competition involving person-to-person contact, accidents can certainly happen. Unfortunately, there are also times when the Mafia has become involved in a sport in an effort to bet against the odds. When things like this happen, more often than not, we tend to see an accident occur. Here are ten instances of sports-related deaths that shocked us all.
Arturo Gatti, an Italian boxer and world champion in multiple weight classes, was synonymous for his toughness and heart while in the fight. His trilogy of fights against Irish Micky Ward were some of the bloodiest and toughest in boxing history. Unfortunately, Gatty was found dead in Brazil while vacationing with his wife.
Payne Stewart, a well known golfer and three-time major championship winner, was popular with almost everyone who viewed the sport regularly. Unfortunately, his career was cut short in 1999 when his airplane crashed.