Three-time Team GB Olympian Adam AJ Rosen dies aged 37 after battle with illness

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Former Team GB Olympian Adam AJ Rosen has passed away after a 'ferocious battle' with cancer.

Rosen competed for Team GB in the luge at three separate Olympic games: 2006, 2010, and 2018.

Team GB tweeted: "The British Olympic Association is saddened to hear three-time Olympic luger AJ Rosen has passed away at the age of 37."

While Luge GB tweeted: "With great sadness we announce that 3x @TeamGB Olympian AJ Rosen passed away this morning following a ferocious battle against cancer.

"AJ was not only one of the greatest ever GB Luge Olympians, he was also the friendliest and most down-to-earth person you could ever wish to meet."

Former Team GB bobsledder, John Jackson, wrote: "Saddened to hear the news about AJ Rosen.

"We were Team GB teammates in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and did a spot of double luging in our commentary box in 2018. RIP my friend."

BOA Chief Executive Andy Anson said: "A three-time Olympian competing in luge, AJ was often the sole representative from his sport for Team GB.

"But his infectious smile and warm personality made him a highly valued member of any Team GB delegation he was a part of.

"Our thoughts and condolences go to AJ’s family, loved ones and his sporting friends and colleagues.”

Rosen registered Team GB’s best-ever result at a Luge World Cup when he finished sixth in Calgary during the 2008-09 season.

He finished 16ht at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006, and matched the accomplishment four years later in Vancouver.

After failing to qualify for the 2014 games in Sochi, UK Sport pulled the funding for luge.

Meaning when he arrived at the 2018 games, in Pyongyang, he finished 22nd on inferior equipment.

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