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Wednesday, 9 August, 2000, 16:19 GMT 17:19 UK
Stuart Storey
Sydney 2000 represents Stuart's seventh Olympic Games as a BBC commentator.

Since joining the BBC, he has covered seven World Championships, seven European Championships and five Commonwealth Games.

Overall, however, Stuart has worked on extensive Grand Prix coverage for 27 years, beginning with the original Coca Cola meetings at Crystal Palace in the early seventies.

Born in September 1942 in Louth, Lincolnshire, Stuart was educated at Spalding Grammar School and Loughborough Teacher Training College in Lincolnshire, where he qualified as a teacher of Physical Education and mathematics.

A talented sportsman, he won the All England Schools Hurdles Title twice, and held the British record for 200 metre hurdles.

He represented Great Britain in the Mexico Olympic Games of 1968 in the 110 metre hurdles, competed in 110 metre hurdles of the 1969 European Championships and the 1970 Commonwealth Games, before coaching Geoffrey Capes (UK and Commonwealth record holder in shot putt for 17 years).

Stuart has also commentated on other Olympic events, such as basketball, volleyball, judo and swimming. He covered the 1992 Basketball final with the original USA Dream Team and the last 5 World Short Course Swimming Championships for ISL.

In his career, Stuart has also worked on the Winter Olympic Games at Albertville and Lillehammer, as well as other sports that are live and recorded on BBC television, including netball, squash and table-tennis.

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