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British Olympian Dies During America's Cup Practice

A British Olympic medalist has died after the catamaran of a Swedish team training for the upcoming America's Cup races capsized off the coast of California.

Andrew ``Bart'' Simpson died Thursday after the capsized boat's platform trapped him underwater for about 10 minutes.

36-year-old Simpson was a member of Artemis, Sweden's entry in the America's Cup.

He won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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