Roger Black MBE

One of the biggest names in Great British sport


With seven gold medals, two silvers and one bronze to his name, Olympic speaker and former athletics champion Roger Black MBE is one of the biggest names in Great British sport. Now retired, Black spends a lot of his time providing motivational speeches where he discusses topics such as achieving goals and peak performance

Black was regularly breaking the tape in the 400m and the 4 x 400m relay and on various occasions he has been the champion of Europe, the Commonwealth and the entire world. He reckons his greatest achievement, however, was when he won the silver medal in the 400m at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta – four years after he was awarded an MBE.

The popular Olympic speaker’s gold medal-winning ways began in 1985 in the European Junior Championships when he won golds in the 400m and the relay, repeating the feat at the 1986 Commonwealth Games and the 1986 European Championships. Roger did exactly the same thing yet again at the 1990 European Championships and went on to win relay golds at the 1991 World Championships, the 1994 European Championships and the 1997 World Championships. Having won countless gold medals throughout his career, Black is an expert in dealing with pressure and discusses the best ways to combat pressure during his time as a speaker.

Roger Black believes that there are many similarities between top performances in sport and high achievements in business, with areas covered by his presentation including change management, overcoming adversity, leadership, teamwork and accountability. A truly inspiring athlete and speaker, Roger Black MBE has the ability to captivate an audience of any size. Using his past experiences and expert knowledge, Black is sure to inspire and motivate everyone.

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When speaking at events, Black is known to discuss topics such as:

  • Achieving Goals
  • Peak Performance
  • Dealing with Pressure
  • Handling Difficult Situations
  • Maximising Success

Over the course of his career Black has earned the following achievements:

  • Two gold medals at the World Championships
  • Five gold medals at the European Championships
  • Two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games
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