Daley Thompson CBE

Fantastic character, TV pundit and former European, Commonwealth, world and Olympic decathlon champion

Daley Thompson

As an Olympic speaker, Daley Thompson CBE is one of the most interesting characters that you could put in front of your conference delegates or party guests. Rarely out of the news, Daley has been criticised and lauded on a regular basis by the media but never in dispute is the fact that he is extremely popular with the public and he has managed some incredible achievements as an athlete that may never be matched.

A fact that no-one can disagree with is that Thompson holds more decathlon titles than any other athlete in the world. At one stage, he was European, Commonwealth and world champion at the same time.

In both 1980 and 1984, the sports motivational speaker was the Olympic decathlon champion and in 1978, 1982 and 1986 he broke several world records for the amount of decathlon points gained. At one time voted BBC sports personality of the year, Daley is known for his unpredictability, it’s what people love about him. However, it is this strong personality that makes him such a driven athlete and makes him such a brilliant Olympic speaker.

True to character, when he left the world of athletics in 1992 Thompson went into semi-professional football, putting on the strips of Mansfield Town and Wimbledon. His versatility as a decathlete means that Daley can put his hand to just about everything and be successful, including his time as a sports pundit for BBC TV.

To book Daley Thompson for your next private event, corporate event or conference, contact Champions Olympic Speakers via our online form or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.

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