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Norway mourns death of swimming hero Dale Oen

 FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 file photo Norway's Alexander Dale Oen celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m breaststroke final a...
 The swimming pools inside the Wall Aquatic Center are closed Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Norway's Alexander Dale Oen, the world champion...
 Norway swimming head coach Petter Loevberg takes questions Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Norway's World Champion swimmer, Alexander Dale O...
 Norway swimming head coach Petter Loevberg, left, speaks as team doctor Ola Roensen listens during a news conference Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Flagstaf...

Obit Alexander Dale Oen

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 file photo Norway's Alexander Dale Oen celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m breaststroke final a...

Obit Dale Oen

The swimming pools inside the Wall Aquatic Center are closed Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Norway's Alexander Dale Oen, the world champion...

Obit Dale Oen

Norway swimming head coach Petter Loevberg takes questions Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Norway's World Champion swimmer, Alexander Dale O...

Obit Dale Oen

Norway swimming head coach Petter Loevberg, left, speaks as team doctor Ola Roensen listens during a news conference Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Flagstaf...

Flowers and condolences are continuing to flood in as Norwegians mourn the death of swimming world champion Alexander Dale Oen, who had been one of his country's biggest hopes for a medal at the London Olympics.
Fans and colleagues have inundated Norway's main Olympic training center in Oslo with flowers and cards, paying their respects to the country's top swimmer who died of cardiac arrest late Monday during a pre-Olympic training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona.
His death dominated the front pages of local media on Wednesday, with poems and messages dedicated to the 26-year-old from the western city of Bergen, while international sports stars sent condolences on Facebook and Twitter.


Updated : 2021-08-04 07:02 GMT+08:00