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Monday, August 9, 1999 Published at 11:12 GMT 12:12 UK


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Helen Rollason: 1956 - 1999



Helen Rollason was the first female presenter of the BBC's flagship sports programme Grandstand. She also worked on BBC Breakfast News as well as the new-look Six O'Clock News. She was named Sports Presenter of the Year in 1996 and in July was awarded an MBE for services to sport broadcasting and charities.

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The presenter with fighting spirit
A self confessed sports nut Helen had a determination that stayed with her right to the end.

Incredibly brave Helen
BBC sports presenter Rob Bonnet remembers his friend and colleague.

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Helen Rollason talks about her battle with cancer
At work interviewing Alex Ferguson
At work interviewing Jenny Pitman





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