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Sergei Ovchinnikov , the coach of Russia's women's volleyball team at the Olympics, dies at 43

08/29/2012 09:41 EDT | Updated 10/29/2012 05:12 EDT
MOSCOW - Sergei Ovchinnikov , the coach of the Russian women's Olympic volleyball team, has died. He was 43.

The Russian Volleyball Federation says Ovchinnikov died Wednesday at the team's training base in Croatia.

Neither the federation nor Ovchinnikov's team, Dynamo, commented on the cause of his death.

Ovchinnikov led the Russian team, which was considered one of the main contenders for gold, to the quarterfinals at the London Olympics, where they lost to Brazil.

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