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Former South African athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been killed in a car accident .

Mulaudzi was a former 800m world champion, winning the gold medal at the 2009 world championships in Germany, before going on to win silver at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

According the International Olympic Committee(IOC) Mulaudzi was enroute Johannesburg for an athletics meeting before he died.

IOC president Thomas Bach said Mulaudzi was a "true Olympian and a fine athlete".

"Our sympathies go to his family and friends, and to the whole sports family of the rainbow nation of South Africa, " said Mr Bach.

"A World Champion, he always showed huge commitment to his craft. He proudly represented his new nation around the world, and at home his successes inspired a new generation of young people to take up sport. He will be missed by the Olympic family."


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