Norman May: ABC broadcaster known for Olympics dies at 88

LEGENDARY ABC broadcaster Norman May has died, aged 88.

It was thanks to May that the gold medal call of Australia's men's 4x100 metres medley relay team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics became an indelible moment in this country's history.

"Fifteen metres from the gold medal for Australia ... 10 metres now, Brooks in front. Five metres now, four, three, two, one ... Gold! Gold to Australia! Gold!"

Apt, for a man affectionately known as "Nugget".

That nickname was bestowed on him because of his stout body type as a youngster but along with the tale of that call, it grew with him in stature as the years rolled by.

In his younger days May was a talented surfer, rugby player and cricketer growing up on the northern beaches of Sydney.


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