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Alexander Dale Oen dies at 26

Updated: May 2, 2012, 11:03 AM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Alexander Dale Oen stood on top of a world championship podium less than a year ago, wiping away tears as the Norwegian national anthem played in triumph, just three days after his country was rocked by a massacre by a right-wing extremist.

The swimmer became a symbol of resilience and resurgence in Norway with that victory, the country's first swimming world title at a time when it was in desperate need of something to cheer for.

On Tuesday, Norway was in mourning ...

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