Saturday, June 7

Legendary Sportscaster Jim McKay Dies

Jim McKay host of Wide World of Sports for over 40 years died today at his farm in Monkton Md., of natural causes. McKay was the legendary voice of the opening lines on the Wide World of Sports program.

"spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports."

"the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

Over the course of his career he won a total of 13 Emmy Awards for his coverage of sports, news broadcasting and writing.

McKay was known around the globe for his coverage of the Olympic games and especially known for his coverage in Munich Olympic village in 1972 when terrorist attacked Israeli athletes.

McKay was 86 years old.

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