1954 European Athletics Championships medallist Frank Sando dies at 81 | 20.10.2012
Sando won the 10,000m bronze medal at the 1954 European Athletics Championships, a memorable race won by the Czech legend Emil Zatopek.
His greatest victories were at cross country and Sando was the winner of the 1955 and 1957 International Cross Country Championships, the forerunner of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and a silver medallist in 1953, 1956 and 1959.
A substantial obituary has been published by the British magazine Athletics Weekly, which can be read here.
European Athletics offers its condolences to the bereaved family.