Former U.S. Olympian dies

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Greg Losey, a 1984 Olympic silver medalist in modern pentathlon, died Monday in San Antonio after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, the United States Olympic Committee announced Thursday.

Losey was 52. He competed as an age group triathlete at the 2000 World Championships and last fall completed a sprint distance triathlon.


Losey grew up in Calistoga, Calif. and played football, baseball and basketball in high school. He was a defensive back and kicker at the United States Military Academy, where he took up the pentathlon, an event that combines fencing, horseback riding, shooting, swimming and running.

The 1978 U.S. national champion, he also was a member of the 1984 national team that won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Losey is survived by his wife, Becky, two sons and a daughter.

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