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Dickie Davies (World of Sport) Obituary

Richard John Davies, a British television sportscaster who presided over World of Sport from 1968 to 1985, was born on 30 April 1933 and passed away on 19 February 2023. After clearing his eleven-plus exam, Davies enrolled at Oldershaw Grammar School.

He later served in the Royal Air Force’s National Service program and worked as a purser aboard the ocean liners RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth.

Dickie Davies (World of Sport) Obituary

Jim Rosenthal, a former coworker of Davies, announced the news of his passing on social media. Rosenthal stated, “With great regret we report Dickie Davies passed away this morning. “Such pride in his 20 years on World of Sport, three Olympic Games, and outstanding television career. He leaves behind a devoted wife, two devoted sons, four grandchildren, and two cherished dogs.

Once World of Sport finished, Davies, a Cheshire native, continued working for ITV and presented snooker, boxing, and darts. He was also crucial to the broadcasters’ coverage of the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

Davies later took up a presenting position at Eurosport, but in 1995, he had a stroke that left him unable to speak for over two years. But, he bounced back and successfully returned to television, hosting Dickie Davies’ Sports Heroes.