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Coleman concentrated on athletics commentary from 1984.Coleman also hosted sports quiz show A Question Of Sport for 18 years from 1979 to 1997, striking up a strong rapport with captains such as Emlyn Hughes, Ian Botham, Willie Carson and Bill Beaumont.Although he did not have an audition, the BBC asked him to cover Roger Bannister at Bradford City Police Sports.The following year he began freelance radio work in Manchester.Coleman presented some of the BBC's leading sporting programmes, including Grandstand and Sportsnight, and was the host of A Question of Sport for 18 years. Later that year he became the first broadcaster to receive the Olympic Order award, in recognition of his contribution to the Olympic movement.Born in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, of Irish heritage (his immediate family hailed from County Cork), Coleman was a keen amateur runner. In 1949, Coleman won the Manchester Mile as a member of Stockport Harriers, the only non-international runner to do so.In November 1955, he was appointed Sports Editor for the BBC's Midlands Region.
After the finish he could only identify the first two and famously exclaimed: "Who cares who's third?" The bronze medal winner turned out to be another Briton, John Sherwood.Out of respect for Sherwood, most subsequent showings of the race have dubbed the line out.The phenomenon was clearly spotted by satirists of the '80s and '90s, who portrayed him as constantly surprised by mundane happenings at athletic events.Clive James wrote that the difference between commentating and 'colemantating' is that a commentator says something you may wish to remember; a colemantator says something you try to forget.
He presented and/or commentated on 11 Olympic Games from Rome 1960 to Sydney 2000, as well as eight Commonwealth Games.