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U.S. Olympic Champion Dies At Age 37

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Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb of Park City, Utah, and Steve Langton of Melrose, Mass., hoist the flowers and display their broze medals during the Olympic two-man bobsled medal ceremony Feb. 18  at Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb of Park City, Utah, and Steve Langton of Melrose, Mass., hoist the flowers and display their broze medals during the Olympic two-man bobsled medal ceremony Feb. 18 at Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

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Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb of Park City, Utah, and Steve Langton of Melrose, Mass., hoist the flowers and display their broze medals during the Olympic two-man bobsled medal ceremony Feb. 18 at Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

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Steve Holcomb, a U.S. Olympic bobsledding champion, was found dead at age 37 in Lake Placid, New York, on Saturday. The longtime bobsledder had won three Olympic medals and had overcome a disease that nearly took his eyesight. The cause of Holcomb’s death are still uncertain and were not released. According to the Chicago Tribune, there were no immediate signs of foul play and an autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

As said on ESPN, “The entire Olympic family is shocked and saddened by the incredibly tragic loss today of Steven Holcomb,” U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said. “Steve was a tremendous athlete and an even better person, and his perseverance and achievements were an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family and the entire bobsledding community.”

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