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British Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson dies in training accident

  • British Olympic champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died on Thursday after his yacht capsized off the coast of California while training for the America's Cup race.

    Simpson, who won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, was sailing on the Artemis, Sweden's entry in the America's Cup, when the catamaran overturned.

    The America's Cup race runs from July until September.

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