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John Goodbody

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John Goodbody is a British open water swimmer, author, and journalist who worked as a sports news correspondent of The Times for 21 years. In his younger years, Goodbody was a judo fighter at the British national squad level, and practiced at the prestigious London Budokwai club in the 1960s.

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Journalist Career Highlights[edit]

  • He won the Sports Journalists' Association sports story of the year in 2002.
  • He was named Sports Reporter of the Year in the 2001 British Press Awards. He was also highly commended as sports reporter of the year on three other occasions.
  • He is renowned for his Olympic Games and drugs testing coverage since 1964.
  • He authored the book, The History of the Olympics.

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