- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 26, 2009


PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s office says he was rushed by helicopter to a military hospital Sunday after he felt unwell during a strenuous jog on a hot afternoon.

Military doctors performed a battery of tests on the 54-year-old president after the episode at a presidential residence outside the capital. Although the Elysee Palace said Mr. Sarkozy’s test results were normal, he was to remain in the hospital until at least Monday morning.

Mr. Sarkozy’s office denied that he had lost consciousness in the episode. Earlier, the health minister indicated the French leader had fainted, and his chief of staff also implied that he had lost consciousness.

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