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    Jim McKay, Host of ABC's 'Wide World of Sports' and 12 Olympics Has Died

    'Wide World of Sports' Host Dead at 86

    Jim McKay ,86, a longtime television sports journalist, has died of natural causes in Maryland, according to a statement from the McKay family.
    McKay is best known for hosting "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and 12 Olympic Games.

    McKay won numerous awards for journalism, including the George Polk Memorial Award and two Emmys -- one for his sports coverage, the other for his news reporting -- for his work at the 1972 Munich Olympics, which were tragically affected by the Black September terrorists' attack on the Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village.

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    Hello Robert 21,

    I listened to Jim McKay many times growing up. For me he is forever linked to some of the greatest sporting events in history, like the amazing 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. His voice fit in so well with the drama and sporting excellence taking place on the field, and it's very sad to hear of his passing.

    Thanks Jim,

    Korbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert 21
    Jim McKay,86, a longtime television sports journalist, has died of natural causes in Maryland.
    Big deal! He was 86 fuckin' years old for godsakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Big deal! He was 86 fuckin' years old for godsakes!
    WOW NO RESPECT

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.bean
    WOW NO RESPECT
    Well, in general he has no respect...but he does bow down to George Michael and the Toronto Maple Laughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.bean
    WOW NO RESPECT
    Okay, i'll start over.

    Jim McKay is dead? Oh no! Wow! This really changes a lot in my life. What? He was only 86? So young, it's a total shame! May God bless his soul.

    Satisfied?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Okay, i'll start over.

    Jim McKay is dead? Oh no! Wow! This really changes a lot in my life. What? He was only 86? So young, it's a total shame! May God bless his soul.

    Satisfied?
    Hello Doc,

    Again Doc????? Really, I just thought the guy did a great job and his passing deserved notice.

    Thanks again Jim,

    Korbel

    McKay's call on the men's 1972 Olympic 800 meters with Dave Wottle's great victory.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHid-nC45k
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    This is an obituary thread. Keep it on topic and show a little respect or don't post in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert 21
    'Wide World of Sports' Host Dead at 86

    Jim McKay ,86, a longtime television sports journalist, has died of natural causes in Maryland, according to a statement from the McKay family.
    McKay is best known for hosting "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and 12 Olympic Games.

    McKay won numerous awards for journalism, including the George Polk Memorial Award and two Emmys -- one for his sports coverage, the other for his news reporting -- for his work at the 1972 Munich Olympics, which were tragically affected by the Black September terrorists' attack on the Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village.
    One of the best has left us.

    Thank you Jim for making each event special.
    LISA'S FRIEND

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