View Full Version : Jim McKay, Olympics and ABC announcer, dies at age 86

ralph wiggum
06-07-2008, 12:19 PM
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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RIP, Mr. McKay. :(

Bubba Dawg
06-08-2008, 12:55 PM
Jim McKay was one of the great ones. I still remember his coverage of the deaths of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. He was one of the good ones.

06-08-2008, 01:04 PM
:(Classy guy - one of the best in sports. He'll be missed for sure.

Bubba Dawg
06-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Anybody remember ABC Wide World of Sports?

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.