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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Tribute to Harry Carpenter

Harry Carpenter

Tribute has been paid to former BBC boxing commentator Harry Carpenter who has died at the age of 84.

Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport, said: "Harry Carpenter was for decades one of the standout voices of sports broadcasting. While many will no doubt best remember him for his boxing commentaries on the BBC, he should also be hailed for his work on a number of other flagship BBC programmes such as Sportsnight, Grandstand, Wimbledon, the BBC's golf coverage, the Boat Race and of course the Olympics.

"Harry's passing is a huge loss to the world of sports broadcasting. His journalistic credentials, professionalism and presence marked him out as an inspirational figure for a generation of aspiring presenters, commentators and producers.

"He will be sorely missed by all those who had the good fortune to work with and learn from a master. We send our deepest sympathies to his family."

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