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Oh cool, I can boost my post count now by posting deaths from 2021.   Archive.com will be a boondoggle. 
Well here’s one, an Olympic cyclist.
 

https://www.foxsports.com.au/tokyo-olympics-2021/heartbreak-for-new-zealand-olympian-dead-aged-24/news-story/2ca95eda484504cc3dcd0dd654c0be2a

 

Shall I cross-post?

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Carol Lavell was an American equestrian who won a bronze medal in dressage at the 1992 Olympics, bronze at the 1994 World Championships, gold at the 2003 Pan American Games, and silver at the 1987 Pan American Games,died at the age of 79 on 3/27

https://www.st-georg.de/news/pferde-und-leute/olympia-bronzemedaillengewinnerin-carol-lavell-ist-gestorben/

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Albina Deriugina, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnastics coach, died at the age of 91, won gold as a trainer at the world championships in 77 and 79, was named Heroine of Ukraine in 2002 and in 2015 the Ukrainian Olympic Committee awarded her the highest award, the NOC medal

https://ua.tribuna.com/gymnastics/1000000056006-umerla-albina-deryugina/

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Just now, The Old Crem said:

Charles Hough Jr., Who competed and won a bronze medal in Equestrian at the 1952 games has died aged 88. Obit

For whom?

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Just now, YoungWillz said:

For whom?

America. Forgot to put that in. 

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Greg Francis was a Canadian basketball player who competed in the 2000 Olympics (they were ranked 7th out of 12 teams), 12th in the 98 World Cup and 4th in the 2003 Tournament of the Americas,died at age 48, the day before his 49th birthday

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/olympian-former-canada-basketball-player-192237550.html

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Team GB equestrian Mike Saywell, who competed with David Broome, Harvey Smith and Ann Moore at the 1972 Olympics, reportedly dead: 

Not sure of the reliability of the source, but we shall see.

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On 04/04/2023 at 15:47, YoungWillz said:

Team GB equestrian Mike Saywell, who competed with David Broome, Harvey Smith and Ann Moore at the 1972 Olympics, reportedly dead: 

Not sure of the reliability of the source, but we shall see.

https://www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/news/Mick-Saywell-1942---2023
Tribute from British Showjumping.

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Some players from the 1960 Great Britain Olympic football squad have some time ago but their wiki did not get edit until recently. Thought they would have gotten more attention since they were the last GB Olympic football team before 2012.

 

John Devine

Michael Greenwood

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YVONNE CHABOT-CURTET is almost certainly the oldest living Olympic athlete, as no other athletes have been proven to be alive, however there are some athletes who do not have confirmation of death yet, will anyone here be able to find anything about the athletes who are mentioned on the page below?

Older Than Yvonne Chabot-Curtet | OlympStats

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On 30/01/2023 at 18:38, Lafaucheuse said:

There is a group for oldest olympians ? What do they do apart from reporting every death ? A very restrictive topic indeed

Saddos, the lot of them.

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The Australian equestrian community is rallying behind three-time Olympian Vicki Roycroft, who is in intensive care after a suspected heart attack. Her sister said Roycroft has a large tear in her aorta and was undergoing an eight-hour surgery.

The 69-year-old equestrian collapsed right before she was due to compete in show jumping at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Saturday afternoon.

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Voldemar Dundur, Soviet/Russian rower who competed at the 1960 games has died aged 85. Obit (In Russian).

 

Andrzej Bławdzin, Polish cyclist who competed at the 1964 and 1968 games has died aged 84. Obit (In Polish).

 

Tibor Debreceni, Hungarian cyclist who competed in the 1972 games has died aged 76. https://www.olympedia.org/athletes/14113

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Holger Sundström (Wiki), Swedish sailor who won a bronze medal in the Star class at the 1964 Summer Olympics dead at 98

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Ernő Béres (Wiki), Hungarian long-distance runner who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics dead at 94

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