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Olympians Who Died in Competition or Training

Athlete Gender Country Sport Notes
Agustín Alcántara Male MEX CYC Died during the Tour of Cuba.
Carlos Barreto Male VEN BOX Died three days after he lost against José Luis Valbuena by technical KO.
Viktor Blinov Male URS ICH Died of a heart attack during practice.
Vigor Bovolenta Male ITA VOL Died during a volleyball match.
Jacinto Brito Male MEX CYC Died after a crash during a training session at the Olympic velodrome.
Bernhard Britz Male SWE CYC Died after being hit by a car during a cycling race.
Felix Bwalya Male ZAM BOX Died of injuries sustained in a boxing match.
Harry Campbell Male USA BOX Died of injuries sustained in a boxing match.
Reto Capadrutt Male SUI BOB Died in a bobsleigh accident.
Allan Carlsson Male SWE CYC During the 1953 Nordic Championships, Carlsson was hit by a truck and was paralyzed. He died two weeks later in Sofiahemmet Hospital in Stockholm.
Fabio Casartelli Male ITA CYC Died from a crash during a descent on the 15th stage of the 1995 Tour de France.
Régine Cavagnoud Female FRA ASK After colliding with another a German coach during a training run in Austria, she sustained heavy brain damage, and died later at an Innsbruck hospital.
Andrea Clemente Male ITA BOB Died in a bobsleigh accident.
Fabrizio De Chiara Male ITA BOX Died two days after he lost against Vincenzo Imperata by technical KO.
Felix Endrich Male SUI BOB Killed in a bobsleigh accident.
David Foster Male IRL EQU Killed whilst competing.
Jean-Jacques Fussien Male FRA CYC Died while training.
Isaac Gálvez Male ESP CYC Died of injuries sustained in an accident during competition.
Diego García Male ESP ATH Died by the sudden cardiac death during a training run. At the point of death close to the Sanctuary of Loyola, a statue was erected in his honor. Also the race between his birthplace and his home - a half marathon - Azkoitia-Azpeitia was renamed to Diego Garcia Memorial.
Jaime García Male ESP EQU Died of fall from horse.
Hernán Gaviria Male COL FTB Died after being hit by lightning along with a teammate during a practice session.
Sergey Grinkov Male URS, RUS FSK Died from a heart attack while training.
Moritz Heidegger Male LIE BOB Died in a bobsleigh accident.
Max Houben Male BEL BOB, ATH Died in a bobsleigh accident.
Flo Hyman Female USA VOL Died during a volleyball match.
Jonatan Johansson Male SWE SNB In practice for a competition in Lake Placid (USA), he badly fell in a jump and immediately died of his injuries.
Stone Johnson Male USA ATH Broke his neck in a pre-season football game and died of the injuries 10 days later.
Graeme Jose Male AUS CYC Died several days after a fall in the Tour d'Autriche.
Andreas Kilingaridis Male GRE CAN He died at the age of 37 while at a competition in Poland after falling into a coma brought on by leukaemia.
Kim Hyeong-Chil Male KOR EQU Died from fall during 3-day event at 2006 Asian Games.
Andrey Kivilyov Male KAZ CYC Died one day after a crash following a collision with two other riders during the second stage of Paris–Nice.
György Kolonics Male HUN CAN Died of cardiac arrest while training.
Bert Lowe Male NZL BOX Died of injuries sustained in a professional boxing match.
Ulrike Maier Female AUT ASK During a World Cup downhill race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Maier crashed and broke her neck, dying of her injuries shortly after being taken to hospital in nearby Murnau, Germany.
Philippe Massu Male FRA SAI Died during the Course des Iles in the Bay of Biscay.
Davey Moore Male USA BOX Died from injuries sustained in bout against Sugar Ramos in 1963, dying several days later after lapsing into a coma in the locker room.
Néstor Mora Male COL CYC Killed together with the non-Olympians Hernán Patiño and Augusto Triana (all team Postobón) when the group was hit by a truck while training on a highway.
Jimmy Morgan Male USA BOB Died in a bobsleigh accident.
Samuel Okwaraji Male NGR FTB Collapsed ten minutes from the end of a World Cup Qualifier against Angola in Lagos and died from congestive heart failure.
Charles Peguilhan Male FRA BOX Died of injuries sustained in a boxing match.
Shamo Quaye Male GHA FTB Died in a training match.
Jan Remie Male NED BOX Died of cerebral hemorrhage sustained in a bout against Jan Nicolaas (1936 Olympian).
Emil Richli Male SUI CYC Died of injuries sustained in a fall during a track race.
Al Robinson Male USA BOX Died of injuries sustained in a sparring session.
Ed Sanders Male USA BOX Died of injuries sustained in a boxing match.
Cinto Sertorelli Male ITA ASK Died of injuries sustained in a ski accident in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Andrew Simpson Male GBR SAI Died in San Francisco Bay while training for the America's Cup.
Darren Smith Male AUS CYC Hit by a truck while training.
Volodymyr Smyrnov Male URS FEN Died following a fencing accident at the World Championships when his opponent's weapon broke, pierced his mask and went into his brain.
Giuseppe Soravia Male ITA BOB Died in a bobsleigh accident.
Zinaida Stagurskaya Female EUN, BLR CYC Died in 2009 after being struck by a car while training.
Burry Stander Male RSA CYC Died after being hit by a taxibus while on training.
Bjørn Stenersen Male NOR CYC Died during his very last pro race when he crashed and went off the road. Although he was immediately reanimated, his life could not have been saved. In a few months later he should have started a job as managing director of a racing team.
Asle Strand Male NOR LUG Died after a luge accident during a film recording session in the Lyngen Alps in Troms, Northern Norway. Died in hospital after some days on a respirator.
Sepp Walcher Male AUT ASK Killed in a skiing competition.
Robert Wangila Male KEN BOX Died of injuries sustained in a professional boxing match.
Mel Zajac Male CAN SWI Died in a canoeing accident.