Olympic Bobsledder Who Killed Himself Likely Had C.T.E.

Pavle Jovanovic, who represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics, is believed to be the first athlete in a sliding sport to be found with a disease caused by repeated brain traumas.

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Sledding Athletes Are Taking Their Lives. Did Brain-Rattling Rides and High-Speed Crashes Damage Their Brains?

Not long ago, Pavle Jovanovic was among the world’s top bobsledders. In retirement, he battled mental illness and substance abuse. Were brain injuries the cause of his demise and that of others in his sport?

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