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Olympic champ Mika Myllyla dies at 41

Updated: July 5, 2011, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

HELSINKI -- Mika Myllyla, a former Olympic cross-country champion and Finnish skiing great whose life unraveled after a doping ban in 2001, died Tuesday. He was 41.

Police declined to give details except to say no crime was involved. National broadcaster YLE said he was found dead in his apartment in the northwest town of Kokkola.

Myllyla won six Olympic medals, including gold in the classical 30-kilometer race at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. He won a silver in the 50-kilometer ...

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