Nintendo UK Boss David Yarnton Suffers Health Scare

Retired cricketer "probably saved" his life

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton required medical treatment after collapsing during a charity bike marathon in Greece. Shortly after starting the first leg from the original Olympic Games site, Yarnton was found unconscious in the middle of the road by former England cricket captain, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff. The retired sportsman assisted Yarnton until medical help arrived.

The UK boss apparently experienced a heart problem, potentially aggravated by hot weather conditions, but will be flying home in the next couple of days. Nintendo provided the following statement to

David had a bit of a scare but is doing well and is planning on flying home in the next couple of days. He is extremely grateful to Freddie and the rest of the Cycle Slam team for their help and support.

We wish David Yarnton a speedy recovery.


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