BBC sports broadcaster Coleman dies

BBC sports broadcaster Coleman dies

Sports broadcaster David Coleman has died at the age of 87, the BBC has confirmed.

The renowned athletics commentator worked for the corporation for almost 50 years, covering 11 summer Olympic Games, his final one in Sydney in 2000.

He also covered six football World Cups as a commentator or presenter.

In a statement, Mr Coleman's family said: ``We regret to announce the death of David Coleman OBE, after a short illness he died peacefully with his family at his bedside.''

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