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Danish Olympian to sail despite car death

Danish Olympic sailor Niklas Holm, whose car knocked down and killed a pedestrian in southern Athens on Sunday, said yesterday he was «shocked and saddened» by the accident but would still compete at the Games. «I feel great sorrow that the Olympics should have developed in this way for me,» Holm said. «It should have been a great experience but they changed dramatically in just a second. But I am 100 percent clear in my mind that I should sail.» Holm, 23, was questioned by police on Sunday after the accident, which occurred in a lane reserved for Games-related traffic on Poseidonos Avenue. Danish team spokesman Morten Molholm Hansen said prosecutors had concluded there was no case to answer. Holm’s teammate, Claus Olesen, was a passenger at the time. Both compete in the Star class, starting on Saturday. (Reuters)