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ADEN HAJJI YEBEROWSomali National Olympic committee President Aden Hajji Yeberow was among those killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu in April. Under his leadership, the Somali Olympic Committee had worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Somali people through sport and had established its own Sport for Peace and Development Commission.VALERI VASILIEVFormer Russian ice hockey captain Valeri Vasiliev has died, aged 62. Vasiliev played on nine Soviet gold medal teams at the IIHF World Championships and was named the tournament's best defence man in 1973, 1977, and 1979. He was also part of the gold medal-winning ice hockey teams at the 1972 and 1976 Winter Games, and won bronze at the 1980 Winter Games.VIKTOR KOSICHKINOlympic speed skater Viktor Kosichkin, who competed for the Soviet Union at the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, has died at the age of 74. Kosichkin won Olympic gold in the 5,000m in Squaw Valley in 1960, as well as a silver in the 10,000m. PÉTER RUSORÁNHungarian Olympic gold medallist Péter Rusorán has died, aged 71. Rusorán was part of the Hungarian water polo team that won Olympic gold at the 1964 Games in Tokyo, having won the bronze medal in Rome four years earlier.Former IOC member from Nigeria Henry Edmund Olufemi Adefope has died at the age of 85. He was an IOC member from 1985 to 2006, before being made an IOC honorary member. Adefope played an active role in sport, leading a number of sports organisations in Nigeria and Africa, including the NOC of Nigeria from 1967 to 1976. In 1973, he chaired the Organising Committee for the 2nd All-Africa Games in Lagos, and was Vice-President of the Commonwealth Games Federation from 1974 to 1982. A medical graduate of Glasgow University, Adefope started his career as a doctor, and rose to become Director of Medical Services (and hold the rank of Major General) in the Nigerian Army. He was Nigeria's Minister of Labour from 1975 to 1978 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1978 to 1979.Right: Nigeria's Henry Adefope was an IOC member from 1985 to 2006HENRY EDMUND OLUFEMI ADEFOPETHE NIGERIAN SERVED AS AN IOC MEMBER FOR 21 YEARS AND LED SEVERAL AFRICAN SPORTS ORGANISATIONSOBITUARIES

Olympic gold-medal winning diver Mark Lenzi has died at the age of 43. The American won 3m springboard gold at the 1992 Games in Barcelona before winning bronze in the same event four years later in Atlanta. He was the first American diver to perform a 109C (forward 4.5 somersault tuck) in competition, and the first diver to score over 100 points in competition, performing a 307C (reverse 3.5 somersault tuck) off of the 3m springboard for over 102 points.Top: Mark Lenzi was 24 when he won Olympic gold and bronze in Barcelona in 1992Alexander Dale Oen, Olympic silver medallist in the 100m breaststroke in Beijing in 2008, has died at the age of 26. The Norwegian began swimming at the age of four and made his international breakthrough in 2005 when he finished seventh in the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships in Montreal. He went on to win a bronze medal at the 2006 World Championships in Shanghai, and then gold at the World Championships, also in Shanghai, in 2011.Left: Oen won Olympic silver in Beijing in 2008MARK LENZIALEXANDER DALE OENTERRY SPINKSVERA DUYUNOVATwo-time Olympic volleyball champion and Uzbek NOC Vice-President Vera Duyunova has died at the age of 66. Duyunova won her first gold medal for the USSR volleyball team at the 1968 Games in Mexico City, and a second four years later in Munich. After her sports career, she was actively involved in promoting children's and women's sport in Uzbekistan and was President of the country's Olympians Association.ROALD AASNorwegian speed skater Roald Aas has died, aged 83. Aas won a bronze medal in the 1,500m at the 1952 Winter Games in Oslo, Norway, before capturing Olympic gold eight years later in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California. Aas was also a successful cyclist, winning the 1956 Norwegian Championships in both road and track cycling.SIR GEOFFREY HENRYSir Geoffrey Henry, the President of the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC), has died at the age of 71. A trained lawyer, Henry served as the country's caretaker Prime Minister for six months in 1983 before serving two terms in the position from 1989 to 1999. He had been elected to a four-year term as President of the CISNOC in April 2009.THE AMERICAN DIVER WON OLYMPIC GOLD IN BARCELONA IN 1992 AND BRONZE IN ATLANTA IN 1996 AND WAS THE FIRST DIVER TO SCORE 100 POINTS IN COMPETITIONTHE NORWEGIAN WON HIS COUNTRY'S FIRST EVER OLYMPIC MEDAL IN SWIMMING, PLACING SECOND IN THE 100M BREASTSTROKE FINALA LATE CALL-UP FOR THE 1956 OLYMPIC GAMES IN MELBOURNE CHANGED THE LIFE OF FORMER APPRENTICE JOCKEY TERRY SPINKS, FROM GREAT BRITAIN One of Australia's most celebrated Olympians, Murray Rose, has died in Sydney from leukaemia, aged 73. Rose won three swimming gold medals at the age of 17 during the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, and went on to win a fourth in Rome in 1960, as well as a silver and a bronze. He also broke 15 world records during his career. Rose won the first of his three 1956 gold medals in the final of the 4 x 200m relay. He followed with victories in 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle, becoming the first swimmer in 36 years to win both individual events. Top: Rose shot to fame after winning three gold medals in 1956MURRAY ROSETHE AUSTRALIAN FREESTYLE SWIMMER WAS ONE OF THE STARS OF THE 1956 GAMES IN MELBOURNE, WINNING THREE GOLD MEDALSGreat Britain's Terry Spinks, who won boxing gold at the 1956 Olympic Games at the age of just 18, has died at the age of 74 following a long illness.Spinks became the youngest Briton to win an Olympic boxing gold medal and went on to claim the British featherweight crown as a professional, winning 41 of his 49 professional fights. Following his boxing career, Spinks became a trainer, coaching the South Korean team at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.Right: Terry Spinks won Olympic gold in the flyweight division in Melbourne in 1956, aged 18OBITUARIESOLYMPIC REVIEW 79