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73-year-old Russian Olympics torchbearer dies in Siberia after running relay leg

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, December 16, 2013 6:49 EDT
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One of the Olympic torches rises in front of a poster with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic logo (AFP)
 
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A torchbearer collapsed and died after taking part in the Olympic torch relay in the build-up to the Winter Games in Sochi, Russian media reported on Monday.

Vadim Gorbenko, 73, a former Greco-Roman wrestling coach, suffered a heart attack after running a leg of the relay in the eastern Siberian city of Kurgan on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to save him.

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