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Athletes Mourn Nelson Mandela's Death And Honor His Life

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As the world mourned the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela on Thursday, athletes were among those expressing their sorrow at the news. Mixed with the sadness over the passing of the 95-year-old icon was admiration for his singular, positive impact on world history.

Mandela, a boxer in his youth and fan throughout his life, believed in the unifying power of sport but clearly the world of sports also believed in him.

Athletes React To Death Of Nelson Mandela
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