Juan Ostoic

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Juan Benito Ostoic Ostoic[a][1] (21 March 1931 – 25 June 2020), known as Juan Ostoic, was a Chilean basketball player. He competed in the men's tournament at the 1952 Summer Olympics and the 1956 Summer Olympics.[2]

Ostoic also created crossword puzzles for the La Tercera newspaper since 1981 under the pseudonym "Jota O".[3][4][5]

Ostoic was born in Huara, Chile. He died on 25 June 2020 from heart failure in Santiago de Chile, aged 89.[6][4]

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  1. This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ostoic and the second or maternal family name is Ostoic.

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  1. Leal, Álvaro Poblete y Ignacio (26 June 2020). "El eterno crucigrama de Jota O". La Tercera (in Spanish).
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Juan Ostoic". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2018. Full name: Juan Ostoic Ostoic
  3. Comunicaciones, Compañia Chilena de. "El baloncesto chileno está de luto: Falleció Juan Ostoic, bronce en el Mundial de 1950". alairelibre.cl.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Juan Ostoic, el caballero del básquet". Archived from the original on 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  5. "Juan Ostoic, destacado exbasquetbolista nacional falleció a los 89 años". ADN.
  6. Tercera, La (25 June 2020). "Fallece Juan Ostoic, Jota O, mítico basquetbolista chileno y maestro de los puzzles de La Tercera". La Tercera.

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