Canoe Slalom Team Member Dies
Posted on August 16, 2016
Germany’s canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze has died following a car crash near the Olympic Park.
The 35-year-old 2004 silver medallist suffer head injuries when a taxi he was in with a team-mate crashed into a concrete barrier on Friday.
The German Olympic Committee said Henze died of his injuries, with his family next to him.
"Words cannot describe what we feel in the team after this terrible loss," said DOSB president Alfons Hormann.
The DOSB will hold a memorial service in the Olympic village on Tuesday and has asked the International Olympic Committee to fly the German flag at half-mast at all venues.
Another canoe team official, Christian Kaeding, suffered minor injuries in Friday's accident and was released after hospital treatment.