It is definitely not normal for so many mainly young athletes to suffer from cardiac arrests or to die while playing their sport, but this year it is happening. Many of these heart issues and deaths come shortly after they got a COVID vaccine. While it is possible this can happen to people who did not get a COVID vaccine, the sheer numbers clearly point to the only obvious cause.
It wasn’t intentional, but at one point there were ominous numbers in the headline. 2 to the 10th power and 666 dead athletes.
The so-called health professionals running the COVID vaccine programs around the world keep repeating that “the COVID vaccine is a normal vaccine and it is safe and effective.”
In response to their pronouncement, here is a non-exhaustive and continuously growing list of mainly young athletes who had major medical issues in 2021/2022 after receiving one or more COVID vaccines. Initially, many of these were not reported. We know that many people were told not to tell anyone about their adverse reactions and the media was not reporting them. They started happening and ramping up after the first COVID vaccinations. The mainstream media still are not reporting most, but sports news cannot ignore the fact that soccer players and other stars collapse in the middle of a game due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Many of those die – more than 50%.
We also note that many posts in Facebook, Instagram, twitter, forums and news stories are being removed. So now we are receiving some messages saying there is no proof of the event or of vaccination status. That is partly because this information is being hidden.
More people are writing to tell us that in many cases, we didn’t mention a person’s vaccination status. There is a good reason for that. None of the clubs want to reveal this information. None of their sponsors want to reveal it. The players have been told not to reveal it. Most of their relatives will not mention it. None of the media are asking this question. So what should we do? Stop this now? No, we will collect as much information as we can, while it is still available, because eventually, more information will come out, and we will be here to put it together. Will it mean anything? We don’t know. What we do know is thatsep there is a concerted world-wide effort to make this information go away, so that fact alone tells us it must be collected, investigated and saved so other researchers can look at it to see if there are any useful patterns.
We replaced about a dozen occurrences of the word “shot” with “injection” because translation into other languages is improved, on advice from a reader.
We really appreciate the athletes named in this list (or their families) who have confirmed what happened to them so the truth can be known. They care about their fellow athletes, even if the clubs, their sponsors, media, politicians and so-called health professionals do not.
Prior Year Data
The International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, studied documents from international data banks from 1966 to 2004. Those documents indicate 1,101 sudden deaths in athletes under 35 years of age, an average of 29 athletes per year, the sports with the highest incidence being soccer and basketball. (NIH Document)
A study by Maron on sudden death in US athletes, from 1980 to 2006 in thirty-eight sports identified 1,866 deaths of athletes with cardiac disease, with a prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
2005 to 2006 averaged sixty-six (66) deaths per year, with 82% of those occurring during competition or training.
Thanks to investigator readers for discovering these reports, and this story in Spanish: Momento Deportivo.
In 2021 and 2022 so far, cardiac disease has not been mentioned. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was mentioned twice, but those two reports were listed in the “not vax related” list. “Enlarged heart” was only mentioned three times, but there was no indication this was a long-term or recent issue (possibly due to vaccine injury).
The above shows that in prior years, there were 66 deaths per year, but there have been 87 reported in January 2022, so far.
Athlete collapses and deaths chart from 1st January 2021 to 31st August 2022. Good Sciencing.
This story will grow over time, as new information is added. If you have proof of information that we don’t already have, or if you have a correction, please send it through our contact form, with as much information as possible. Useful information would be the person’s name, age, what happened to them, if they had the COVID vaccine(s), date of event or death, link to any news story.
Special thanks to readers who have provided corrections, found errors that we missed, or provided new information we didn’t know about. It is now a real team effort and we appreciate it.
For the skeptics who believe this is normal, feel free to repeat the following 18 words, after reading each name in this list.
Repeat This After Reading Each Line
“The COVID vaccine is a normal vaccine. The COVID vaccine is safe. These injuries and deaths are normal.”
September 2022 – (Note reverse month sort) (Day/Month/Year)
04/09/2022 Arkansas, USA Dead Clark Yarbrough (21), Ouachita Baptist University American Footballer and business administration (sport management) student. He previously played football at high school in Arkansas. He died suddenly three days after his last match. News Story News Story2 News Story3
02/09/2022 Kashmir, India Dead Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan (22), youth Cricket player from Pulwama district of Kashmir collapsed due to a cardiac arrest and died while playing cricket in Anantnag district of Kashmir. He was rushed to hospital but declared DoA. News Story News Story2
01/09/2022 Scotland Dead Mike Wilson (46), Triathlete and super-fit doctor suffered a cardiac arrest and died while swimming in a loch in Scotland, while training for a triathlon. News Story
30/08/2022 Ontario, Canada Dead Eli Palfreyman (20), Ayr Centennials Junior Ice Hockey captain collapsed and died during a pre-season tournament match. News Story News Story2 News Story3
30/08/2022 Ohio, USA Dead Kooper McCabe (17), high school student American Footballer and wrestler died unexpectedly. News Story News Story2
28/08/2022 England Dead Ray McGloin (64), Tri-Rivington triathlete died suddenly. He has competed in 7 Ironman events, 20 half Ironman events, as well as ultra-distance swimming, running and cycling events, and started his own triathlon club to coach others. News Story News Story2
28/08/2022 Germany Dead Rolf Felber (67), Triathlete collapsed shortly after the start of the swim (1st leg of the event), in an Ironman triathlon in Germany. He was quickly resusciated and taken to hospital, but he died on the way. News Story News Story2
27/08/2022 New Hampshire, USA Dead Unnamed (46), Hiker from Quebec, Canada, hiking on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, USA, collapsed as he reached the summit and died despite assistance from medical personnel on the spot. News Story News Story2
25/08/2022 South Africa Dead Phakamile Ntshiza (47), Adventist Athletic Club Runner collapsed and died around the half-way mark in the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. News Story News Story2 News Story3
25/08/2022 South Africa Dead Mzameleni Mthembu (43), experienced ultra-marathon runner collapsed and died 12km from the end of the 90km Comrades Marathon in South Africa. News Story News Story2
25/08/2022 Peru Dead Bernardino Soncco Hancco (40), Kenamari Football collapsed on the pitch due to a cardiac arrest and died in the “Copa Nuñoa” football tournament. News Story
25/08/2022 California, USA Dead Carter Stone (15), American Footballer high school student went into hospital for a routine shoulder operation, but he died unexpectedly. Doctors revealed that Carter “had a tumour on his heart likely formed by undiagnosed T-cell leukaemia and the family was not aware of it.” News Story News Story2
23/08/2022 Scotland Dead Rab Wardell (37), cyclist who won the elite men’s title at the Scottish MTB XC Championships. Just a few days later, he died in his sleep of a “cardiac arrest.” News Story News Story2
23/08/2022 North Carolina, USA Grigor Dimitrov (31), Tennis player had been comfortably winning a match in the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament but suddenly retired after he “experienced dizziness and shortness of breath.” News Story News Story2
23/08/2022 Spain Dead Dani Gómez (18), Peñas Huesca Basketball Club Baasketball player died suddenly and unexpectedly. News Story News Story2
22/08/2022 Portugal Dead Mário Cunha (31), former C.D. Cerveira Footballer retired in 2020, died of “unknown causes.” News Story
22/08/2022 England Dead Ben Benn (30), Halifax RUFC Rugby Union (and other clubs) player died suddenly. News Story News Story2
21/08/2022 Argentina Manuela Bugueno (30), female amateur Runner and Chilean doctor collapsed with a cardiac arrest close to the finish line of the Buenos Aires half-marathon in Argentina. She received immediate attention and was resuscitated, then transferred to hospital. News Story News Story2
20/08/2022 Switzerland Dead Unnamed (36), Cyclist collapsed and died whilst competing in the Grand Raid mountain bike race in Valais, Switzerland. Resuscitation attempts failed. News Story News Story2
20/08/2022 Norway Dead Audun Heimdal (25), World elite Orienteerer and ski orienteerer died with cancer. News Story News Story2
19/08/2022 California, USA Dead Unnamed (19), Hiker was hiking in California with a large group, including his father. He went for a swim on his own in a lake and was found dead. When a helicopter arrived, the young man had already died. News Story News Story2
19/08/2022 Italy Dead Filippo Dalla Venezia (18), Mogliano Rugby Rugby Union U19 player was found lifeless at home. News Story
19/08/2022 Germany Malaika Mihambo (28), was Olympic long jump champion in Tokyo 2020. In August 2022, she competed in European Championships in Germany where she won silver, but now suffers from circulatory problems and shortness of breath. News Story News Story2
19/08/2022 Virginia, USA Dead Riddick Parker (49), former Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens American Football player died unexpectedly while riding his bicycle. News Story News Story2
19/08/2022 England Dead Stewart Bondi (69), very keen runner from Devon, England and a founder of a tough marathon on the South West Coast Path. His nickname was “Rambo.” His body was found by the cliffs on the coast after an apparent fall. News Story News Story2
19/08/2022 Brazil Dead Pietra Medeiros (20), Taboao Magnus SP Futsal player died in hospital due to complications from autoimmune hepatitis. News Story News Story2
19/08/2022 Georgia, USA Yordan Alvarez (25), Houston Astros Baseballer was playing in Georgia against the Atlanta Braves when he was short of breath. He was taken to hospital for treatment. News Story News Story2
19/08/2021 Indiana, USA Dead Devyn Williams (18), Volleyball playing student at Indiana University died unexpectedly. The cause of death “was found to be related to an asthma attack.” Devyn was vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine in April 2021. News Story News Story2 News Story3
18/08/2022 Florida, USA Dead Luke Knox (22), Florida International University American Football player died suddenly. News Story News Story2 News Story3
17/08/2022 Germany Dead Unnamed (Age), Footballer collapsed and died after taking part in a friendly football match. News Story News Story2
17/08/2022 Missouri, USA Davis Dwight (17), Baseballer and high school student collapsed during baseball practice from cardiac arrest. Coaches revived him with CPR. News Story News Story2
17/08/2022 Peru Dead Michele Gironella (25), Italian Footballer was on holiday in Peru where he collapsed due to a cardiac arrest while playing in a local football match. He never recovered. News Story News Story2
16/08/2022 Belgium Dead Kevin Revillod (26), Standario FC Onoz Footballer collapsed from a cardiac arrest and died during training despite resuscitation attempts. News Story News Story2
16/08/2022 Austria Katrin Beierl (29), very successful bobsleigh pilot who won the overall two-man bobsleigh World Cup rankings in 2020/21 season, the first Austrian ever, suffered a stroke while on holiday and spent time in hospital in Vienna, Austria. News Story News Story2
16/08/2022 Germany Tim Nowak (27), decathlete abandoned the 2022 European Championships in Germany due to serious circulatory problems. He was unable to compete in the fifth discipline over 400 meters. “Unfortunately, my competition ends in the hospital. After the high jump I collapsed for unknown reasons. I would have given anything to finish this competition.” News Story
15/08/2022 Romania Dead Alessia Maria Raiciu (18), Agronomia Bucharest Basketball and national team player died suddenly on her 18th birthday. News Story
15/08/2022 Michigan, USA Dead Tyler Edwards (27), high school basketball coach died unexpectedly of a suspected cardiac arrest. News Story
14/08/2022 Northern Ireland Dead Molly White (Age), St James’ Swifts Footballer died suddenly. News Story News Story2
14/08/2022 Italy Dead Giovanni Malvestio (48), Cyclist suffered a cardiac arrest while cycling, was seen staggering to the ground. Bystanders provided first aid, but he died before an ambulance arrived. News Story
13/08/2022 England Pablo Martinez (21), Chippenham Town FC Footballer collapsed on the pitch in a match against Chelmsford. His condition was later said to have stabilised. Match abandoned. News Story News Story2
11/08/2022 French Guiana Dead Djouby Laura (20), USC de Roura Footballer had a cardiac arrest after a training session and could not be revived. News Story
11/08/2022 Northern Ireland Dead Dominic Oscar (19), St Michael’s ABC Boxer died suddenly. News Story News Story2
10/08/2022 Illinois, USA Dead Avery Gilbert (18), Trinity International University American Football freshman at Trinity International University had only been on campus for 3 days, when was found collapsed and died later in hospital. News Story News Story2
10/08/2022 Brazil Dead Maurice Miranda (40), former São Paulo Football player suffered a cardiac arrest at home. He was taken to hospital but died. News Story News Story2
10/08/2022 Maharashtra, India Dead Sameer Jivangikar (Age), Runner and real estate agent but also a keen runner collapsed and died due to a sudden cardiac arrest while driving home after a training session. News Story News Story2
10/08/2022 Argentina Dead Aleli (9), Pioneras FIF Football goalkeeper for a children’s football team in Argentina. She died suddenly. News Story
10/08/2022 North Carolina, USA Sam Hartman (22), Wake Forest University Athletics American Footballwe will miss an ‘extended period of time’ due to a “mystery condition.” News Story News Story2
10/08/2022 Germany Dead Unnamed (28), Water Skier died while water skiing. “Police believe the cause of death was medical.” News Story
09/08/2022 South Africa Rick Hendriks (12), Rugby Union player suffered a cardiac arrest on 9th August 2022, on a rugby field in Pretoria, South Africa. He was airlifted to hospital. Four days later, it was reported that he regained consciousness. News Story
09/08/2022 Telangana, India Dead Thushar Aamra Bedwa (32), Cricket player and software employee in Hitec City, Telangana, India was playing cricket with friends in the evening when he complained of chest pain and collapsed. He was taken to hospital but he died. Doctors suspect a cardiac arrest. News Story
09/08/2022 Virginia, USA Dead Caitlyn Gable (20), Bluefield University Rams Softball player died in her sleep. News Story
09/08/2022 Belgium Dead Claude Gomez (53), former R. E. Virton Footballer in the 1980’s and 1990’s suffered a cardiac arrest on a bike ride with friends, and died. News Story News Story2
08/08/2022 Belgium Dead Jurgen Groothaerd (44), KVV Zelzate Football youth coach suffered a cerebral thrombosis and died while cycling to work. News Story
07/08/2022 Malaysia Dead Marc Marie (52), Hiker was on holiday in Malaysia and hiking with friends in the mountains, when he suddenly collapsed. A rescue team sent to the scene immediately performed CPR but he died. News Story
07/08/2022 California, USA Dead Braden Fahey (12), middle school American Footballer lost consciousness after football practice at Clayton Valley Charter High School in California. Recorded as a “severe medical emergency.” He was rushed to hospital on Friday evening and died on Sunday. News Story News Story2 News Story3 News Story4
06/08/2022 Chile Dead Cristian Cáceres (38), Union Cordillera Football goalkeeper. Suffered a cardiac arrest in the second half of a match and died on the way to hospital. News Story News Story2
06/08/2022 Connecticut, USA Dead Djemayley Vernet (16), American Football player died unexpectedly after a series of seizures. News Story
05/08/2022 Germany Dead Marco Memenga (38), FC Brookmerland Football player scored a goal and then died during the cup match with BW Filsum in Germany. News Story
05/08/2022 Ireland Dead Dillon Quirke (24), Clonoulty Rossmore Hurling player collapsed in a match against Kilruane McDonaghs. He received instant medical attention on the pitch, then transferred by ambulance to hospital where he later died. News Story News Story2
05/08/2022 Kentucky, USA Dead Aaron Crawford (18), Knott County Central HS American Football player and wrestler. He had a cardiac arrest and died. News Story News Story2 News Story3
05/08/2022 Italy Dead Teun Elbers (19), Dutch SV TOP Footballer was on a family holiday in Italy, collapsed and died while on a walk. His body was found by a passer-by. News Story News Story2 News Story3
04/08/2022 New Zealand Dead Unnamed school girl (12), Runner “collapsed while running in an Auckland (New Zealand) park. She died in hospital the same evening. News Story
03/08/2022 Botswana Dead Unnamed girl (15), Mexican Girls Football player collapsed during training and died at the hospital. News Story
02/08/2022 Florida, USA Dead Lars Tate (56), former Georgia Bulldogs American Football, and later for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears. He had very recently been diagnosed with cancer and died suddenly before he was due to begin chemotherapy. News Story News Story2
02/08/2022 Ireland Dead Frank O’Dwyer (Age), Cyclist and accident & emergency (A&E) consultant at a hospital in Kilkenny, Ireland. During the Tour de Kilkenny. He had an “incident” during the event and died a few days later. News Story News Story2
02/08/2022 Arizona, USA Dead Cesar Vazquez (17), Peoria Centennial High School American Footballer died over night. News Story News Story2
02/08/2022 Georgia, USA Dead Tony Jones (Age), Lubbock Christian University Basketball player died unexpectedly. News Story News Story2 News Story3
01/08/2022 Germany Dead Mario Pirner (48), Esslingen Handball player died unexpectedly. News Story
01/08/2022 Mississippi, USA Dead Phillip Laster (17), American Footballer and high school student collapsed while working out with the football team, and died at the local hospital. News Story