Australian track cyclist found dead

Jobie Dajka, a professional track cyclist from Australia, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. The...

Jobie Dajka, a professional track cyclist from Australia, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. The cause of the death is still under investigation. The news was broken by Nine Network.

Dajka had trouble in his career. In 2004 he was dumped from the Olympics team for lying about a doping inquiry. In 2006 he was given a suspended three-month jail term for assault on Australia's head track coach, Martin Barras. He was subsequently banned from professional cycling for three years.

The suspension was lifted early and afterwards Dajka admitted to having alcohol related problems and to have suffered depression.

Some of Dajka's successes include a team sprint Commonwealth gold in 2002 and the 2003 Worlds title in the keirin event.

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