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Flowers and condolences are flooding in as Norwegians mourn the death of swimming world champion Alexander Dale Oen, who had been one of his country's best hopes for a medal at the London Olympics.

Fans and colleagues have inundated Norway's main Olympic training center in Oslo with flowers and cards, paying their respects to the country's top swimmer, who died of cardiac arrest late Monday during a pre-Olympic training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz.

His death dominated the front pages of local media on Wednesday, with poems and messages dedicated to the 26-year-old from the western city of Bergen. International sports stars sent condolences on Facebook and Twitter.

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