|Norway's world swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 26. One of his country's best hopes for a medal at this year's London Olympics, Dale Oen was attending an altitude training camp in Arizona when he died. He became a national hero last year when he won his country's first world championship swimming title - in the 100 metres breaststroke in Shanghai - just days after Norway had been rocked by the massacre of 77 people by far right fanatic Anders Behring Breivik.|
When he hadn't re-joined his teammates after a day of light training and a game of golf, they found his body slumped in his bathroom.
Dale Oen's ground-breaking career for Norwegian swimming also included his country's first Olympic swimming medal - a silver in 100m breastroke in Beijing four years ago.
(Radio New Zealand)