David Coleman

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David Coleman
OBE
Born (1926-04-26)26 April 1926
Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England
Died 21 December 2013(2013-12-21) (aged 87)
London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Sports commentator
Employer BBC
Spouse(s) Barbara Coleman
Children 6

David Robert Coleman, OBE (26 April 1926 – 21 December 2013) was an English sports commentator and television presenter. He worked for the BBC for over 40 years. He covered eleven Olympic Games from 1960 to 2000 and six FIFA World Cups.

Coleman became the first broadcaster to receive the Olympic Order award. This was in recognition of his contribution to the Olympics.[1]

Coleman died of a short illness in his home in London. He was aged 87.[2]

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  1. "David Coleman: Former BBC sports broadcaster dies at 87". BBC. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. Sawer, Patrick (21 December 2013). "David Coleman dies after a lifetime as the voice of sport". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

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