Adam Yates

Adam Yates

Adam Yates is one of Britain’s leading road and track cyclists who rides for Mitchelton-Scott. In 2016, Yates became the first British rider to win the young rider classification at the Tour de France. A natural climber,

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Alex Partridge

Alex Partridge

Alex Partridge is a British rower who has won two medals at the Olympic Games. He was born in the United States but represented Great Britain throughout his rowing career. Although never winning gold at the Olympics, Par

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Ashia Hansen

Ashia Hansen

Former triple jumper Ashia Hansen MBE has been World Indoor Athletics Champion, European Indoor Athletics Champion, Commonwealth Games Champion and European Athletics Champion. Representing Great Britain at two Olympic G

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Andrew Osagie

Andrew Osagie

Specialising in the 800-metre race, Andrew Osagie is famed for his performance at the World Indoor Athletics Championship in 2012 and 2014. At present, he represents the Harlow Athletic Club and his home country, Great B

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Andrew Steele

Andrew Steele

British 400m and 4 x 400m relay runner Andrew Steele is an Olympic speaker who boasts fascinating family connections – his father is This Morning’s Dr Chris Steele on ITV, while his brother Matthew is a professional musi

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Andy Tennant

Andy Tennant

Andy Tennant is an English professional track and road racing cyclist and Olympic speaker. A world and European prize-winning cyclist, he applies his trade on the velodrome as well as the road, and was selected for the T

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Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua

Olympic speaker Anthony Joshua MBE is a British professional boxer best known for cruising to a golProfed medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The current WBC International and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, he on

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Barney Storey

Barney Storey

Barney Storey is more than an athlete, he is a sighted pilot for visually impaired tandem track cyclists. As a supporter of the Paralympics and diabetes sufferer himself, Barney understands the physical and mental streng

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Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie

What can you say about Ben Ainslie that doesn’t involve hyperbole? Put simply, he is a four-times Olympic gold medallist, 11 times world champion, nine times European champion, one time America’s Cup winner and highly po

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Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle

Olympic Speaker Beth Tweddle MBE is the most successful British gymnast, male or female, in the history of the sport. She is also the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships,

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Ben Hunt-Davis

Ben Hunt-Davis

Olympic speaker, Ben Hunt-Davis has been part of Team GB at five Olympic Games. As well as competing in 1992, 1996 and 2000, he was a staff member in 2008 and 2012. The peak of Ben’s sporting career was when he was part

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Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

One of cycling’s most decorated and celebrated personalities, Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE is a respected Olympic speaker available to speak at conferences and events. A British legend in the sport, Sir Wiggins enjoyed huge i

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Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin

Charlotte Dujardin is a horserider like no other. As a member of British Elite in dressage, she is frequently booked to share her knowledge at sporting events nationwide. Calculated and calm, she effortlessly navigates t

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Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman is probably best known for winning the cycling gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Now a popular Olympic speaker, Chris won the first cycling gold medal for Britain in 72 years. At the time, he

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Christian Malcolm

Christian Malcolm

Medal-winning track runner Christian Malcolm hails from Wales and specialises in the 200-metre sprint. The first time this Olympic speaker hit the big time was aged 19, when he won both the 100m and 200m races at the 199

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Christine Ohuruogu

Christine Ohuruogu

Olympic speaker Christine Ohuruogu is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres, the event for which she is the former Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion. Prior to her retirement in 2017,

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Dan Hunt

Dan Hunt

Olympic cycling coach, the Premier League’s head of elite performance and now a popular Olympic speaker, Dan Hunt has the skills needed to inspire any kind of audience. Dan discusses a range of topics in his speeches, fr

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David Bunyan

David Bunyan

During his seven years as the Team GB hockey coach, David Bunyan went to appear at two Olympic Games with the men’s team. The Olympic speaker brought more than three-and-a-half decades of experience to the role before jo

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Denise Lewis

Denise Lewis

Olympic heptathlon gold medal winner Denise Lewis is an Olympic speaker with an amazing story to tell. Famed within her discipline, she has made a name for herself from her popular media career. As an Olympic speaker, De

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Derek Derenalagi

Derek Derenalagi

When you meet people like Lance Corporal Derek Derenalagi you can only feel humble and in awe. When he was a Lance Corporal with the British Army’s Second Battalion The Mercian Regiment, this now highly popular Paralympi

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Dwain Chambers

Dwain Chambers

To some, Dwain Chambers is the third fastest Briton of all time on the athletics track; to businesses and organisations everywhere he is the Olympic speaker with an inspirational story. As a motivational speaker, previou

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Ellie Downie

Ellie Downie

Ellie Downie is a British artistic gymnast and sister of Olympian Becky Downie. She represented Great Britain at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics and at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. As an Olympic speaker, Ellie’s ski

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Galal Yafai

Galal Yafai

Professional boxer, Galal Yafai is famed for his talents competing in the amateur boxing discipline. Born into a family of boxers, with his brothers being WBA Super-Flyweight and European Super-Bantamweight champions, Ga

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Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas

Cycling since the age of 10, Geraint Thomas MBE went on to win various national championships racing as an Under-14 and Under-16 competitor. He quickly went from strength to strength, competing in such tournaments as the

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Giles Long

Giles Long

Being diagnosed with a bone tumour in his arm at the age of 13, Paralympic speaker Giles Long had to give up on his dream of performing at the Olympics. However, that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the most success

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Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers is a world-class GB javelin thrower and Olympic speaker. While featuring at events up and down the country, she can discuss such popular topics as peak performance and maximising success, inspired by her ex

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Henrik Gustafsson

Henrik Gustafsson

International motorcycle speedway rider and Olympic speaker, Henrik Gustafsson knows what it’s like to be at the very pinnacle of a chosen sport. As a sports speaker, Henrik discusses his experience of motorsports and th

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James Cracknell

James Cracknell

James Cracknell is as popular on the water as he is on the screen and stage, a testament to not just his athletic skill, but his likeable nature too. The two time Olympic gold medal winner featured on 2019’s Strictly Com

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Jamie Staff

Jamie Staff

Racing cyclist, coach and Olympic speaker Jamie Staff MBE began his sporting career as a BMX rider where he tasted a great deal of success, becoming the BMX world champion in 1996 before he made the switch back to track

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Jess Varnish

Jess Varnish

British track cyclist and Olympic speaker Jessica Varnish is probably best known by sports fans as the cyclist who along with her partner Victoria Pendleton – broke the world team sprint competition record in the 2012 Lo

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Jim Spivey

Jim Spivey

Olympic speaker Jim Spivey is an American former middle-distance runner who enjoyed a long Olympic career, participating in three Olympic Games. In 1982, the Indiana University student was the NCAA champion in the men’s

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Jo Pavey

Jo Pavey

Long-distance runner and Olympic speaker Jo tasted success from a very early age, achieving a 1500m British record when she was just 15 years old. She is probably best known, however, for taking part in no fewer than fou

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Joey Duck

Joey Duck

British athlete, Joey Duck, doesn’t just have a great name, she is also a highly popular Olympic speaker who has a whole string of anecdotes and stories to relate from her experiences at the top of her sport. Not just a

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Katherine Grainger

Katherine Grainger

Katherine Grainger is a British rower best known for her success at the London Olympics in 2012. Born in Glasgow, the Olympic speaker is one of the most successful British sportswomen in history, boasting an Olympic gold

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Keith Antoine

Keith Antoine

Keith Antoine is a world-renowned coach who has coached a number of runners who have competed in both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Having coached high profile names such as Richard Whitehead MBE, Antoine is a

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Keri-Anne Payne

Keri-Anne Payne

Olympic open water swimmer, double World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Keri-Anne Payne is an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people, not just those who attend her talks as an Olympic speaker.

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Laura Kenny

Laura Kenny

Olympic cyclist, Laura Kenny (previously Trott) CBE is widely regarded as Great Britain’s greatest ever female cyclist having won numerous gold medals as the world’s most prestigious cycling events. A track and road cycl

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Laura Muir

Laura Muir

British middle-distance runner, Laura Muir specialises in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m. A talented and promising athlete, Laura has earned her time in the limelight with impeccable performances that prove her determi

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Lauren Price

Lauren Price

A professional boxer, Lauren Price has wowed the general public with her talents in the boxing ring. Competing in the amateur boxing discipline, Lauren has been a competitor in some of the world’s most prestigious matche

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Lizzie Deignan

Lizzie Deignan

Formerly number one of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Tour rankings, Lizzie Deignan is an Olympic speaker and professional track and road racing cycling champion. Lizzie now spends lots of time as an Olymp

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Louise Hazel

Louise Hazel

Gold medal-winning track and field athlete Louise Hazel is a former champion heptathlete who took retirement following her participation in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Having enjoyed a successful career, Hazel now spe

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Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Mark Foster is recognised as one of Britain’s most decorated swimmers ever having won 47 medals worldwide. Having succeeded from an early age, Foster has spent a career in the spotlight and during his time as an Olympic

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Matthew Pinsent

Matthew Pinsent

British rower and Olympic speaker, Matthew Pinsent is one of Great Britain’s most successful athletes ever with no fewer than 14 gold medals. He is one of only five athletes to win four consecutive Olympic Games gold med

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Mo Farah

Mo Farah

Mo Farah is one of the UK’s greatest ever athletes, the long-distance runner is a multiple Olympic, European and World champion. The first GB athlete to win three long-distance doubles at successive World Championships a

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Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams is an Olympic speaker whose fantastic smile and brilliant personality are not the only winning things about her. Nicola is most well-known for being the first female British boxer to win an Olympic gold meda

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Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson is a British gymnast that is currently one of Great Britain’s leading gymnasts. Still, very early in his career, Wilson has already won a number of gold medals at some of the world’s biggest events. He won hi

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Ollie Hynd

Ollie Hynd

Popular Paralympic speaker, Oliver Hynd MBE is a British Paralympic swimmer who has had an incredible career, which he says was the perfect choice for him due to having the condition Neuro Muscular Myopathy. Widely regar

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Paula Dunn

Paula Dunn

A former sprinter for England and Great Britain, Paula Dunn excelled in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, the Olympic speaker was one of the coaches who helped the team to finish

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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Short-shooting specialist and Olympic speaker Peter Wilson was the youngest competitor in the men’s double trap event at the 2012 London Olympic Games – but it didn’t stop him winning the gold medal, Britain’s first Olym

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Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington OBE is widely regarded as one of the greatest female swimmers Great Britain has ever seen. Starting out her swimming career aged three, Adlington could never have dreamt of becoming the pivotal figure s

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Roger Black

Roger Black

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 tim

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Sam Ruddock

Sam Ruddock

Sam Ruddock has a form of cerebral palsy that affects his co-ordination, balance and his ability to flex several muscles in his lower body – however, the Paralympic speaker and Paralympic athlete have wowed audiences wit

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Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe

The driving force behind the 2012 London Olympics, Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, is the President of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) and a former leading middle-distance runner winning 4 Olympic medals inc

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Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies MBE is an athlete who the public absolutely adore and respect. The Olympic speaker is not just known for her incredible swimming performances but also for her copious TV work as a pundit and presenter. Hav

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Steve Backley

Steve Backley

“Success is a decision, not a gift,” says Olympic speaker and javelin thrower Steve Backley OBE in one of his many presentations. As a popular speaker, he specialises in helping people to develop self-belief and cope wit

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Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Steve Brown is a paralympic athlete who represents Great Britain in wheelchair rugby. He captained the nations in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. In 2005, Brown’s life changed forever when he got injured on holiday whi

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Steve Cram

Steve Cram

Steve Cram CBE is a retired track and field athlete who specialised in the 1500 metres running event. Having been around in an era of some of Britain’s greatest ever middle distance runners, Cram was renowned for being a

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Steve Parry

Steve Parry

Olympic speaker Steve Parry is a retired British Olympian butterfly swimmer who competed internationally in 100-metre and 200-metre butterfly distances and claimed a number of medals in this discipline, including at the

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Steve Redgrave

Steve Redgrave

Sir Steve Redgrave CBE is a former British rower and an extremely in-demand Olympic speaker who has won no fewer than five gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games. He is now recognised as the most outstanding rower in t

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Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson

The Paralympian, crossbench peer in the House of Lords, broadcaster and Paralympic speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of the UK’s most successful Paralympic athletes. She competed in five Paralympic Games and wo

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Tessa Sanderson

Tessa Sanderson

Tessa Sanderson is a top Olympic speaker and former English javelin thrower and heptathlete who competed in the javelin competition in every one of the six Olympic Games from 1976 to 1996, winning the gold medal in 1984

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Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Eight-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt is described as the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen. The Olympic speaker certainly caught the attention of the world when he won three gold medals and broke t

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Bryan Steel

Bryan Steel

Bryan Steel is a British cyclist best known for his Olympic performance in the team pursuit. Bryan found his love for cycling in his youth, it was something that gave him both a passion and an outlet as a child who was n

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Crista Cullen

Crista Cullen

Accomplished international athlete and Olympic speaker, Crista Cullen MBE is a gold and bronze Olympic medallist at field hockey who has competed at a number of Olympic Games, winning a massive 197 international caps dur

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Marlon Devonish

Marlon Devonish

Former British Olympian, Marlon Devonish MBE specialised in the 100m and 200m sprints and is now a popular and much sought after motivational sports speaker. A four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medallist, he is a

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Dave Brailsford

Dave Brailsford

General Manager of Team Ineos cycling, Sir Dave Brailsford has been the driving force behind the success of the Great Britain Cycling Team. Brailsford is an expert in peak performance and is best known for his philosophy

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Jason Gardener

Jason Gardener

Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardener MBE is a former British sprinter who excelled indoor at the 60m sprint and outdoor in the 4 x 100m team event. Now inspiring audiences as a motivational speaker, his positive and eas

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Pamela Cookey

Pamela Cookey

Highly regarded as the face of English netball, Pamela Cookey is best known for her performances in the Commonwealth Games England netball team. With an impressive 11-year netball career to her name, Pamela has rightfull

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Ellen White

Ellen White

Ellen White is famed for playing football on a number of prolific footballing teams such as Chelsea, Leeds United, Arsenal, Notts County, Birmingham City and Manchester City. She has also been the recipient of caps for t

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Fran Kirby

Fran Kirby

Fran Kirby is best known for her time spent playing football for prolific teams such as Chelsea and the England national team. After representing England in a number of prominent matches, Fran has earned a reputation as

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Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray

The older brother of the prolific tennis player Andy Murray, Jamie Murray OBE is best known for his talent in mixed doubles tennis. Both a recognisable and prominent player, Jaime has won numerous titles and played at Gr

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Torvill & Dean

Torvill & Dean

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean went from being an insurance clerk and a police constable respectively, to wowing the world and becoming genuine Olympic legends in 1984. Now highly sought after Olympic speakers, the p

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Lauren Rowles

Lauren Rowles

Lauren Rowles MBE is best known for her achievements as a paralympic rower, representing her country in the trunk-arms mixed double skulls. Lauren has an exceptional story to tell after her life was tainted with adversit

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Charlotte Worthington

Charlotte Worthington

Charlotte Worthington has wowed audiences with her agile tricks in BMX, claiming various World and European Championships titles and Olympic victories. A fast-paced sport, that at times can be dangerous, Charlotte has co

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Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade

Track cyclist and BMXer Shanaze Reade has had a defining career on a bike, and beyond. The two-time Olympic competitor has enjoyed the success of world championships in both her events and even ridden in the Olympic Game

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Sally Gunnell

Sally Gunnell

Long jumper, pentathlete, 100m sprinter, 400m specialist – hurdles or on the flat… Sally Gunnell OBE has done the lot. The ultimate athlete and Olympic speaker, she has been Olympic champion, Commonwealth champion five t

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Why are Olympians & Paralympians Experts in Determination?

In the world of sport, every experience is marked by competitiveness. From their training sessions, where they strive to beat their previous bests, to the final event which requires elite performance, these athletes exhibit complete determination.  

Many of the greatest Olympians and Paralympians in the world have faced failure or disappointment. Injury may cut their career short, they may have failed to defend their title or missed out on the World Record by milliseconds – such experiences strengthen these speakers’ drive and determination.  

When booked for events, Olympic and Paralympic speakers reveal the mindset required to persevere despite adversity. They arm audiences with an athlete’s determination, allowing event guests to apply this approach to the workplace.  

From the first place podium to your stage, these speakers translate the lessons learned from their Olympic and Paralympic experiences for corporate audiences. They are authorities on determination and will instil the drive required to achieve peak performance in audiences.  

Why are Olympians & Paralympians Experts in Determination?

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