JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's Olympic committee says Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander has been killed in a road accident while training.
The sports body says in a statement Thursday that the 25-year-old Stander died in a collision with a taxi near his home in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.
Stander competed in the Beijing Games in 2008 and this summer in London, where he finished fifth.
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