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GBR star Ainslie retires from Olympic sailing

Updated: November 27, 2012, 3:39 AM ET
Associated Press

His spot in Olympic sailing history secure, Ben Ainslie will now try to become the first Englishman to hoist the America's Cup in victory.

That would be one silver trophy he'd be eager to accept.

The four-time gold medalist announced his retirement from Olympic sailing early Tuesday, saying it was time to move on to the challenge of trying to end Britain's long drought in the competition for the oldest trophy in international sports, the America's Cup.

Ainslie's decision wasn't ...

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