Artemis Racing announces return

Updated: August 19, 2014, 2:35 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Artemis Racing has confirmed its challenge for the America's Cup and says Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew.

The star-crossed syndicate announced its return Tuesday during a news conference at the Moderna Museet, with the America's Cup itself on hand.

Artemis' entry in the last America's Cup was marred by the death of Andrew "Bart" Simpson in a capsize during a training run on San Francisco Bay in May 2013. It was the first challenger to be eliminated.

Artemis, owned by oil billionaire Torbjorn Tornqvist, is the second team to announce its challenge, after Emirates Team New Zealand. Cup officials won't announce the full slate of challengers until next month.

Loof and Salminen won the Star class gold medal in the 2012 Olympics.


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