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His autobiography, "I've Had Her" will be published posthumously. The legendary sports broadcaster yer actual David Coleman - for a generation, including this blogger, the voice of sport on the BBC - has died at the age of eighty seven after a short illness. David first appeared on radio for the BBC in During the next fifty years he covered eleven Olympic Games - from Rome in to Sydney - and six football World Cups, including commentating on the finals of the competition in and along with a seventh as a studio presenter in He was also the host of A Question of Sport for eighteen years and was awarded an OBE in for his services to broadcasting.
He retired in Later that year he became the first broadcaster to receive the Olympic Order award, in recognition of his contribution to the Olympic movement.
A statement from his family said: He died peacefully with his family at his bedside. Whether presenting, commentating or offering analysis, he set the standard for all today's sports broadcasters.
Our thoughts are with his family and many friends. In a BBC career that spanned over forty years he set the standard that so many others have tried to emulate.
His was one of broadcasting's most authoritative and identifiable voices that graced so many pinnacle sporting moments. From his famous football and athletic commentaries to his presentation of events and programmes such as the Olympics, the World Cup, Question of Sport and Grandstand, he was quite simply the master of his craft.
David had many friends at BBC Sport and was admired by audiences in their millions. We send sincere condolences to his family. He began working as a reporter on the Stockport Express, continuing his journalism during a period of National Service, where he wrote for an army newspaper.
By the age of twenty two he was editing a local paper, the Cheshire County Express, with hopes of developing his running career in parallel. Hamstring problems ruled him out of trials for the British Olympic team, so he wrote to a BBC editor to suggest he could cover athletics for the BBC's then fledgling Saturday evening sports programme, Sportsview.
Soon afterwards he began freelance radio work in Manchester. After providing him with occasional opportunities, the BBC offered David a permanent role in Coleman then moved to Birmingham to work as a news assistant and sports editor.
Dimmock presented the first two programmes and David took over from episode three. He would carry on presenting the show for the majority of the next decade and returned to the role for a few years in the mids.
During his time on Grandstand, David not only presented but also interviewed many sportsmen and celebrities both in the studio and on location - in Februaryfor example, he was given the gig of grabbing a word with The Beatles when they returned to Heathrow from their first American tour.
David also presented other sporting events for the BBC such as the Grand National, motor racing and was even part of the General Election broadcast team, reporting live from the Press Association headquarters. Coleman's journalistic background was most notably in evidence when he anchored the BBC's Olympics coverage.
Working from scant information and just a closed circuit TV monitor, he held together the live coverage of the unfolding horrors in Munich as Palestinian Black September terrorists held hostage and then murdered a group of Israeli athletes.
David's BBC colleague Barry Davies described David's coverage as 'just the right balance of authority and sensitivity. Compared to David Coleman, yer man Dickie Davies - despite his excellent 'tache - was, like, nowhere, baby. David's knowledgeable presentation was infused with a genuine enthusiasm and he worked long hours through the week to learn all the facts and figures needed for the forthcoming weekend.
His successor in the Grandstand chair, Frank Bough, was full of admiration. However, that commitment led to accusations that David was sometimes difficult to work with.
There is, for instance, a memorable out-take from the Olympics coverage of David tearing a hapless cameraman who'd made a mistake a new arsehole for his inept daftness. David could also let his sense of what he perceived to be sporting fair play or lack of it get in the way of balanced journalism, as in the occasion during the World Cup when he described a notoriously violent game between Chile and Italy as 'the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football possibly in the history of the game.
ITV's football commentator, and David's main rival, the late Brian Moore - whose head really did look uncannily like London Planetarium - was rather mean and disparaging about Coleman in his autobiography, saying: His standards were high and his temper was pretty short.Armstrong wrote a short note to his wife a nd then stepped out of a thirteenth- story window to his death.
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