21st December 2013
DAVID COLEMAN PASSES AWAY AGED 87
It is with great sadness that British Athletics has learnt of the passing of legendary BBC Sport commentator David Coleman, at the age of 87.
Coleman, who started his career in 1954, became known as the voice of sport in the UK commentating on 11 Olympic Games and 8 World Cups.
UK Athletics Chairman, Ed Warner said:"David has been the voice of some of athletics most memorable moments over the decades and everyone at British Athletics is saddened by the news
."He was a truly iconic broadcaster whose first love was athletics. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."