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I'm a journalist on BBC Sport Interactive, and spend most of my time doing sarcastic text commentaries on cricket and tennis, writing features on various other sports and blogging from glamorous far-flung places like Cardiff, Bologne and Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal.

Last summer I blogged my way round the rugby World Cup in a badly-packed campervan with glamourpuss colleague Ben Dirs, doing all the driving (4,500 miles) all the cooking (more pasta, Ben?) and all the bad accents in our regular video diaries.

This summer I'll be doing a similar job from Beijing, albeit without a campervan, apron or Dirs. I'm particularly looking forward to the athletics, cycling and swimming, not to mention the triathlon, as my own sporting endeavours come mainly in those sports.

My three favourite Olympians of all time are Chris Boardman, Haile Gebrselassie and Heli Koivula, although I often waste hours wondering how different life would have been if Adam Gilchrist had been born English.

I joined the BBC in 2000, about the same time as a load of other print journos also jumped off their sinking ships, and have been fortunate to cover athletics World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games in that time.

Before that I was a features writer on Total Sport magazine (it closed through lack of sales) and a writer on the seldom-remembered Sported (terrible name, lovely magazine) which also closed because of low sales. Expect to see the BBC close through lack of sales before the year is out.

Tom Fordyce is a BBC Sport journalist focusing on athletics and triathlon. Our FAQs should answer any questions you have. If they don't, you can contact us.


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