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David Coleman: Your memories

Former BBC sports broadcaster David Coleman has died aged 87 after a short illness.

He first appeared on air for the BBC in 1954, covering 11 Olympic Games from Rome in 1960 to Sydney 2000 and six football World Cups.

BBC website readers have been sending in their memories:

Steve Wyer, Barsley

Image caption David Coleman and the Grandstand team on the programme's 40th anniversary in 1998

I met David Coleman and his wife in Penang when he was on his way home from covering the Australian Olympics in 2000.

The wife said he was the spitting image of David Coleman! It was a bit embarrassing when I asked him if he was still broadcasting.

He was very warm and down to earth. We chatted about his family, about his time in Cuba with Brendan Foster and about Barnsley going into the Premiership.