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Vera Caslavska, Czech Gymnastics Great, Dies At 74

Vera Caslavska, a multiple Olympic gymnastics gold medalist who stood up against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, has died. She was 74. The Czech Olympic Committee on Wednesday said Caslavska died in Prague late Tuesday. Caslavska had cancer of pancreas and underwent surgery on May 15 last year, the committee previously said. She had later undergone chemotherapy treatment. Born on May 3, 1942 in Prague, Caslavska claimed her first Olympic medal — a silver — at the 1960...

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