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Italy’s oldest surviving Olympic champion dies at 100

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Italy's Olympic cycling champion Attilio Pavesi has died aged 100 in a retirement home in Buenos Aires, his family announced on Wednesday.

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Italy’s Olympic cycling champion Attilio Pavesi has died aged 100 in a retirement home in Buenos Aires, his family announced on Wednesday.

Born on October 10, 1910, Pavesi was the oldest surviving Olympic champion having won gold medals in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, in the individual road race as well as the team road race.

The 11th child in a family from the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, Pavesi moved to Argentina at the start of World War II where he organized cycling races.