Olympic speaker Steve Cram CBE is a retired British track and field athlete who, along with fellow Britons Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, was one of the world’s dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s.
In a career spanning over three decades since appearing as a 17 year old at the Commonwealth Games in 1978, Steve’s many achievements include six gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European and World Championships.
At the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, Steve returned from injury to take silver in the 1500m behind Sebastian Coe. The following year the Olympic speaker broke world records in the 1500m, 2000m and mile, all within 19 days, holding the last one for almost nine years.
Since retiring from competitive athletics Steve has become a very successful television commentator, first with Eurosport, and then with Channel 4 before joining the BBC as the Chief Athletics Commentator and co-presenting the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Steve has also become a popular Olympic speaker, been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 5 Live, including hosting popular 606 and Sunday Sport, and fronted the ‘Run for Glory’ programme alongside Sally Gunnell, following a number of individuals during their training for the London Marathon.
Following an incredible season in 1983 Steve was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was then appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1986 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to sport. As an Olympic speaker, Steve is the ideal addition to any event or occasion.
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