26 Oct 2010

Death of Olympic rowing champion

6:25 am on 26 October 2010

British Olympic rowing champion Andy Holmes has died suddenly in hospital in London.

Holmes, 51, won gold medals at the Los Angeles in 1984 and the Seoul Games in 1988 alongside Sir Steve Redgrave,

The Daily Telegraph newspaper said he died late Monday in a London hospital, having been taken ill with what is thought to be Weil's disease, a rare waterborne bacterial infection.