British gold Olympic sailor dies

British Olympic champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who won a gold medal at the 2008 games and a silver in 2012, has died after his yacht capsized off the California coast during training for the America's Cup race.

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Double Olympic champ 'died when catamaran capsized'

Andrew 'Bart' Simpson (right) has died. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Double Olympic sailing champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, 36, had been sailing on the Artemis, Sweden's entry in the America's Cup, when the catamaran capsized, according to a statement for the team posted on the Artemis racing website.

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