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Desmond Lynam (born September 17, 1942 in Ennis, Ireland) is a sports presenter on British television and radio. He is almost certainly the most famous sports broadcaster in the United Kingdom, excluding one or two whose fame rests primarily on their own sporting accomplishments rather than their media work.

He started in broadcasting as a freelance in radio, broadcasting on BBC Radio Brighton. He quickly joined national BBC radio in London, originally specialising in commentating on boxing, and went on to anchor Sports Report on BBC Radio 2. He later moved to television, presenting Grandstand and Match of the Day on the BBC for many years, and also fronted BBC coverage of Wimbledon, the Football World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Lynam defected to ITV in 1999, where he presented their flagship football programmes, including coverage of the FA Premier League and UEFA Champions League. He decided to retire from television presenting after the Euro 2004 football championships. Soon afterwards the BBC announced that Lynam would present a new weekly radio programme, Des Meets..., on BBC Radio Five Live from August 2004.

He is a supporter of Brighton and Hove Albion F.C..

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