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A torch bearer dies after Sochi torch relay

Updated: 2013-12-17 11:13
( Xinhua)

MOSCOW - A 73-year-old wrestling coach has died of a heart attack after taking part in the Sochi Olympics torch relay, officials in the Kurgan region said on Monday.

Vadim Gorbenko, a Greco-Roman wrestling coach who headed a local sports school, felt unwell after carrying the torch over some 200 meters and died in a local hospital of a heart attack a few hours later.

Sochi Winter Olympics torch relay will cover 65,000 kilometers and is the longest in the history of the Olympics.

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