In Memoriam: Athletes We Lost in 2012

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  • Joe Paterno
  • Sarah Burke
  • Samia Yusuf Omar
  • Stacy Robinson
  • Pedro Borbon
  • Teófilo Stevenson
  • Art Modell
  • Johnny Pesky
  • Michael Dokes
  • Steve Sabol
  • Emanuel Steward
  • Pascual Pérez
  • Jerry Brown
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  • Jovan Belcher
  • Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • Junior Seau
  • Bob Boozer

Samia Yusuf Omar 

Somalian Olympic sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar drowned in a boating accident off the coast of Libya on April 19. The 21-year-old who represented Somalia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was traveling to Italy, where she was training for the London Games. 

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