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Former World of Sport presenter Dickie Davies dies at the age of 94 as tributes pour in for the legendary broadcaster on social media after ex-colleague Jim Rosenthal confirmed his passing

  • Davies was best known for his 17-year presenting stint on the hit ITV sports show
  • He also covered the 1988 Seoul Olympics with ITV before leaving for Eurosport

Legendary World of Sport presenter Dickie Davies has passed away at the age of 94, former colleague Jim Rosenthal has confirmed.

Davies was best known for his time presenting the hit ITV sports show for 17 years up until it came to an end in 1985.

As well as covering boxing, darts and snooker, the broadcast icon also covered the 1988 Seoul Olympics with ITV before leaving to join Eurosport.

After suffering a stroke in 1995, Davies recovered and went on to front his own show, Dickie Davies’ Sporting Heroes.

Rosenthal shared the sad news of Davies’ passing on Twitter, writing on Sunday night: ‘With huge sadness we announce Dickie Davies passed away this morning. So proud of his 20 years of World of Sport, 3 Olympic Games and a brilliant career on the telly. He is survived by a loving wife, two adoring sons, four grandkids and two beloved dogs.’



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