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Alexander Dale Oen, 26, world swimming champ for Norway

STOCKHOLM - Alexander Dale Oen, 26, a world champion swimmer who was one of Norway’s top medal hopes for the London Olympics, died of cardiac arrest after collapsing in his bathroom during a training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Per Rune Eknes, president of the Norwegian swimming federation, confirmed the death Tuesday. He said it was still unclear what led to the cardiac arrest.

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