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Olympic champion bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead at US training centre

Mirror logo Mirror 7/05/2017 Liam Prenderville

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Olympic champion bobsledder Steven Holcomb has been found dead. 

The 37-year-old won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and bronze in two events in Sochi four years later.

His death was announced on Saturday after his body was found in his room at the US Olympic Training Centre in New York.

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The US Olympic Committee confirmed the tragic news but no details on his death have been released.

"The entire Olympic family is shocked and saddened by the incredibly tragic loss today of Steven Holcomb," CEO Scott Blackmun said.

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"Steve was a tremendous athlete and even better person, and his perseverance and achievements were an inspiration to us all.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family and the entire bobsledding community.”

Holcomb battled a eye disorder before corrective surgery in 2008 and in his book four years later, he spoke openly about his battle with depression.

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During his time in the sport, Holcomb became one of the most decorated bobsledders.

He was a five-time world champion alongside his Olympic medals.

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