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Sweden's Artemis confirms America's Cup challenge
Sweden's Artemis Racing confirms America's Cup challenge; gold medalist Loof joins crew
Associated Press
2014-08-20 03:01 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Artemis Racing has confirmed its challenge for the America's Cup and says Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew.

The star-crossed syndicate announced its return Tuesday during a news conference at the Moderna Museet, with the America's Cup itself on hand.

Artemis' entry in the last America's Cup was marred by the death of Andrew "Bart" Simpson in a capsize during a training run on San Francisco Bay in May 2013. It was the first challenger to be eliminated.

Artemis, owned by oil billionaire Torbjorn Tornqvist, is the second team to announce its challenge, after Emirates Team New Zealand. Cup officials won't announce the full slate of challengers until next month.

Loof and Salminen won the Star class gold medal in the 2012 Olympics.

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