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I'm not sure whether I'm a sports correspondent for BBC News, or a news correspondent for BBC Sport, probably both. But either way, it's a top job trying to be grown up and serious at events we'd all give our eye teeth to be at.

I worked in Sports news at ITN and Sky before joining the BBC in 2004, spanning years of World Cups and Olympic Games, Champions League finals and British Opens.

Put them all together, though, and they don't come close to what we're building up to in 2012. The London Games will quite simply be the biggest sports story I ever cover.

It will be bigger even than QPR 1-0 Middlesbrough on 1 April 1978 - my first match at that citadel of football, Loftus Road.

It will be bigger than Zomba Catholic 5-0 Mangochi in the 1989 final of the Malawian Book Service Cup - my greatest sporting moment as the accidental coach of the Malawian national champions.

They asked me to help coach the national side. I never had the heart to tell them I was only 19. I often wonder what would have happened if I'd taken up that offer. It could have been me, not Big Phil, at Chelsea.

Instead I'm stuck with reporting from Beijing, and Wembley, and Moscow. Never mind.

James Munro is the BBC’s sports news correspondent. Our FAQs should answer any questions you have.


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