Are there people who smoke who have achieved success in sports? (Meaning active sports)

Are there people who smoke who have achieved success in sports? (Meaning active sports)

English Listening Practice Level 3 - Listening English Comprehension with Subtitle

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Answer 1
January, 2021

There were many smokers in the USSR national football and hockey teams of their best times, including among the leading players. And nowadays, many football players come across smoking a cigarette, or even something stronger

Answer 2
January, 2021

If the title of the two-time champion of Russia in volleyball is considered a success, then we can single out Alexei Spiridonov, a player of the Russian national team and Yenisei from Krasnoyarsk.

Answer 3
January, 2021

Of course there are. True, it is not customary to advertise this among professional athletes, because the obligation to comply with the sports regime is spelled out in contracts with sports clubs and federations. Violation of the sports regime can lead to the imposition of disciplinary or even financial sanctions.

In Soviet football, athletes smoked without exception. Lev Ivanovich Yashin was an avid smoker. Valery Karpin, in his own words, when he was a player, smoked 5-6 cigarettes a day. The great Michael Jordan is a cigar lover. In England, football players are now and then caught for a cigarette. And as for the Russian national hookah team ... sorry, I think many remember football ...

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