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German Canoe Coach Dies After Car Accident in Rio Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze succumbed to head injuries received after a car accident in Rio de Janeiro and died on Monday. The International Olympic Committee ordered a half-staff German flag to be placed in all competitions on Tuesday to honor the athlete.

"The IOC is mourning the loss of a true Olympian," IOC President Thomas Bach said. "Our sympathy is with the family of Stefan Henze, his friends and all of the German Olympic team."

Henze, 35, an Olympic slalom canoe silver medal winner at the Athens . . .

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