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Tests as Sarkozy collapses on jog.

FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy collapsed suddenly while jogging on the grounds of the Chateau of Versailles yesterday, then was rushed by helicopter to a military hospital, his office said.

Military doctors quickly performed tests on the 54-year-old President, who is known for his hyperactivity.

The Elysee Palace said Mr Sarkozy's test results were normal but that doctors would keep him under cardiological observation.

His office denied that Mr Sarkozy had lost consciousness in the episode.

The Elysee Palace statement followed reports from members of Mr Sarkozy's government and his chief of staff who had indicated that Mr Sarkozy had lost consciousness.

A palace statement said: "Late in the morning, while he was jogging in the park at the Chateau of Versailles, the President of the repu lic felt unwell."

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 27, 2009
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