As all eyes were on London in 2012 for the greatest sporting event of the calendar, sport speakers became the most inspirational, the most driven and often the most well-known faces on the corporate speaking circuit.
Olympic and Paralympic speakers such as Chris Hoy, Tom Daley, James Cracknell, Martine Wright and Tessa Sanderson are a handful of the most inspirational and motivational sport speakers, available to book through Speakers Corner. Others in the sporting world, also available as sport speakers or awards hosts, include pundits such as Danny Crates, Jim White and Alan Hansen; and Olympic coaches such as Dave Brailsford.
Speakers Corner has an exhaustive range of Olympic and sports celebrities for personal appearances, motivational keynotes, team building conference speakers and after dinner speeches. Ranging from Olympic and Paralympic stars to football, rugby and cricket players, and major sporting personalities. For more information on the availability of sport speakers, or details for booking a speaker for your next event, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ade Adepitan MBE is a British TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player. He presented Channel 4's coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics, and is an enthusiastic and motivational corporate speaker.
Olympic medalist, Kriss inspires & motivates with his energetic & enthusiastic FIT 4 Business (Focus, Innovation, Teamwork) & Cycle of Change presentations
One of the UKs most prolific and charismatic radio presenters, Vassos Alexander is a corporate host of the highest calibre.
ITV's motorsport successor to Murray Walker, James Allen is a popular host and speaker on the corporate circuit
Legendary golfing commentator, Peter Alliss is also a prolific writer and amusing, entertaining after dinner speaker
Rasmus Ankersen has lived and trained with the best athletes on earth. He presentes his astounding findings about talent management, socio-economic indicators of sporting success and expoliting opportunitites with little or no resources.
Olympic & Paralympic athletics coach Keith Antoine’s focus is on performance improvement, of individuals and teams. He was personal coach to a gold and two silver Olympic medalists at London 2012.
Sarah Ayton OBE, is one of Great Britain’s top sailors and is an adept and experienced motivational speaker and an inspirational keynote speaker on leadership and sport.
For 10 years, footballer Gordon Banks wasn't just England's goalkeeper supreme, but the best in the world. He was a member of the 1966 World Cup Winning Team
Former tennis star, Sue is one of the busiest & best loved sports broadcasters with her coverage of Wimbledon and is presenter of Question of Sport
At 6 foot 10, former British Lion and England International Martin, is unquestionably one of the biggest people on the after dinner circuit!
Former Olympic skier turned TV presenter, adventurer and journalist, Graham Bell is the face of the BBC's Ski Sunday.He’s also a charismatic after dinner speaker.
Alex Bellos - author and broadcaster, specializing in maths and Brazil. He has a rare ability to make maths relevant, and is an engaging keynote speaker.
Martyn Bernard is formerly Britain's number one ranked high-jumper, and won bronze at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. His humour and charisma make him a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.
French international rugby player, entrepreneur and Champions For Peace charity campaigner, Serge Betsen is an entertaining and inspirational speaker.
Former Olympic athlete and gold medallist at the World, European and Commonwealth Games, Roger is now well known as a sports presenter on television and experienced motivational speaker
Widely regarded as one of the UK's best fitness conditioning coaches, Steve Black is in great demand as a motivational and keynote speaker, drawing on his experiences in his successful coaching career.
Chris Boardman is arguably one of Britain’s most successful cyclists with 3 World Hour Records, an Olympic Gold and holder of the prestigious yellow jersey in the Tour De France. He is a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.
Sir Chris Bonington is a British mountaineer and an accomplished after dinner speaker perfect for speaking at corporate conferences.
Winner of Britain's first Gold Olympic kayaking medal, Tim Brabants speaks on the determination, focus & targets needed to reach peak performance - inspiring...
Blinded by a firework at a young age, Mike has enjoyed unimaginable sporting success and ultimately received an OBE for services to disabled sport. His experience has made him a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.
Kyran Bracken won the rugby world cup with the England team in 2003 and Dancing on Ice in 2007 – a sportsman, a skater, and TV personality and now a successful businessman
One of the UK's most recognisable female business figures, Karren Brady is the former MD of Birmingham City FC, and is Lord Alan Sugar's on-screen assistant on The Apprentice.
Sir Dave Brailsford, CBE, is Performance Director of GB’s Cycling Team. In the Bejing Olympics his riders received fourteen medals including eight of the nineteen golds, and he was awarded Coach of the Year at the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
Darren Campbell – Olympic gold medallist and a sprinter who always gave his all and retired having won medals at all four majors – is a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.
Former Australian tennis professional and television pundit
British no.1 tennis champion, GMTV presenter, Strictly Come Dancing contestant, after dinner speaker & conference host - is there no end to Andrew's talents!
Fireman, entrepreneur, adventure sports enthusiast, poet and professional speaker all in one! Malcolm Castle is prolific, intelligent, charismatic and funny – the ideal after dinner speaker.
Best known for co-presenting Sky Sports Soccer AM, Helen is a charismatic host and awards presenter
Champion jockey and winner of the Grand National, Bob's life and fight against cancer were portrayed in a book and a film starring John Hurt
World Cup winner with England and manager of the most successful Republic of Ireland team ever, Jack Charlton is a living legend in the world of football
Television and radio presenter on Business, Finance and Sport. Adrian Chiles is one of television’s most versatile and sought after presenters.
Linford Christie is one of Great Britain's most famous athletes winning gold medals in the 100m at Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth level
Former athlete and MP, Lord Coe is the hero of our day - bringing the 2012 Olympics to London. He won the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year Special Achievement Award.
The most famous football referee in the world, Pierluigi Collina provides a fascinating glimpse of what it takes to be the best and stay the best
Top Gear's The Stig, and Daniel Craig's stunt driver in James Bond, Ben won the 2010 24 hour LeMans race, and is an exceptional after dinner speaker and awards host.
British boxer and former World Light Heavyweight boxing champion
David Coulthard is a former Formula One racing driver. He made his Formula One debut in 1994.
With cricket in the genes, Chris is in demand for both after dinner and motivational speaking
Double Olympic rowing Gold medallist and world record holder. James has also achieved the epic feat of rowing the Atlantic with Ben Fogle.
Steve Cram is one of the world’s most successful middle distance athletes of all time. Since retiring he is now one of the BBC’s most respected commentators.
Amputee, Paralympic Champion, European Champion and World Champion....Danny Crates is one of the world’s most inspiring motivational speakers.
Diver, Tom Daley is Britain's youngest Gold Medalist - He took bronze at London 2012.
English rugby union player and former captain Lawrence Dallaglio was part of the winning rugby world cup team in 2003
Karen Darke, Paralympic contender, is an experienced and accomplished inspirational and motivational speaker who has invigorated audiences in organisations and businesses around the globe.
Motoring Expert and supreme raconteur, Jason Dawe is equally adept at recounting hilarious anecodotes or being inspiring and motivating at any gathering
England rugby world cup winner, Matt Dawson is a man of many talents - chef, dancer and pundit, and he is an excellent motivational speaker and conference speaker
Victoria Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster and an adept after dinner speaker and conference facilitator.
Frankie Dettori's career as a jockey has delighted all, especially when answering horse racing questions on Question of Sport
Olympic coach renowned as one of the best motivational speakers today, his presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal, challenging and inspirational
"The Doc"- great Scottish football legend and king of the one liners, Tommy has created a new legend in the celebrity speaking world
Scottish TV sports presenter, Dougie Donnelly best associated with football, golf and snooker is an outstanding speaker, compere and awards host
Dion Dublin is a footballer, musician, TV presenter and accomplished and popular award host.
Fear of failure kept winning jockey, Richard Dunwoody MBE at the very top of the racing world and earned him the title of 'Champion of Champions'
With little skill for his sport, Olympic skier Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards won the hearts and minds of the public & is still one of the best loved athletes today
Former Olympic champion and world record holder in the triple jump, Jonathan Edwards CBE is one of the BBC's top sports presenters
Tracy Edwards speaks candidly about the highs and lows of her career, providing an inspirational and motivational platform of the highest calibre
Chris Eubank was undisputed Boxing Middleweight Champion of the World during the 1990s. Chris appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2001
Holder of almost every record in Welsh Rugby. Ieuan is a fantastic keynote speaker on leadership and an entertaining after dinner speaker.
Former Captain of the All Blacks Rugby team and member of their world cup winning team, Sean is an outstanding motivational and teambuilding speaker. He also delivers humorous after dinner speeches.
Andrew Flintoff MBE, one of the great British cricket heroes, is now concentrating on life as a television personality and a charismatic and motivational after-dinner speaker.
After been diagnosed with the degenerative disease Parkinson's, motivational speaker Alex Flynn set himself the ‘10 million meters’ challenge.
For twelve years Mike Forde, Football Operations Director at Chelsea FC, has been one of the leading Sports Executives in the English Premier League. As a keynote speaker he impresses with his extensively varied experience of other sports including basketball and tennis, and his strategies for managing one of the biggest brands in the world, including talent management and teambuilding.
Mark Foster is one of Britain’s most successful international swimmers of all time, a TV personality and a charismatic and experienced motivational speaker.
Paul Foster, Paralympic coach and Member of the Organising Committee for the London 2012 Games, is an inspirational keynote speaker.
“Freerunning is the art of expressing yourself in your environment with no limitation." - Sebastian Foucan is the founder of the sport of freerunning
Ex-National Hunt champion jockey John Francome is the author of numous racing thrillers and a Channel 4 racing broadcaster appearing on 'The Morning Line.'
Kirsty is a Scottish television presenter, who began her television career as a presenter on Sky Sports News
Head of Cosworth's Formula 1 Business Unit, Mark Gallagher has unique insight into leadership, motivation, teamwork and gaining advantages from technology
Andy has a fantastic sense of humour and an extremely likeable personality. He can now be seen co-presenting Soccer Am on Sky Sports with Helen Chamberlain
Former England Cricket Captain and widely regarded as one of England's greatest ever batsman. Graham is also a renowned TV and radio pundit
Olympic Gold Medallist swimmer, Duncan Goodhew's book 'Sink or Swim' and his motivational speeches deal with goal setting and staying motivated
With a record of excellence in sailing, Pete rescued a fellow competitor in the 1996/7 Vendee Globe and was honoured with an MBE and the Legion d'Honneur
A former England cricket captain and one of the most successful English cricketers, David continues to entertain all as a TV personality and commentator
A member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning England squad, Will is an intelligent and witty character, in great demand as an after dinner and keynote speaker.
Britain's most successful paralympic athlete, Tanni is an esteemed ambassador for disabled athletes and popular motivational speaker
The only woman ever to concurrently hold all 4 major championship gold medals, Sally's corporate presentation is a story of determination to achieve success
One of the most respected pundits in football today, Alan Hansen is a regular on Match of the Day. An excellent awards host and after dinner speaker
As an original Jamaican bobsled team member and 3-time Olympian, Devon Harris achieved his grand dream. One of the original 'Cool Runnings' team
Former Captain of Scotland and British Lions Rugby, Gavin Hastings is a one of Scotland's most famous sporting motivational and after dinner speakers
Louise Hazel is a top UK Heptathlete and followed up her Commonwealth Gold success in Delhi with a phenomenal performance at London 2012.
Mandy Hickson was the second woman to fly the Tornado GR4 operationally and, now a civilian, Mandy draws on her experiences and her charisma to train and inspire others.
Matt Holland is a former professional footballer. He is a charismatic and experienced pundit, awards host, after dinner and motivational speaker.
Presenter of the National Lottery programme Jet Set, Eamonn Holmes was the face of breakfast television for over 12 years
One of the most recognisable and admired athletes, Dame Kelly has won Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medals, including a double Gold in Athens
Gérard Houllier, OBE is a French football manager, who was last manager of Premier League club Aston Villa. He's an affable and funny motivational speaker.
Jake Humphrey, presenter of BBC's Formula 1 coverage, is a consummate and charismatic conference facilitator, after dinner speaker and awards host.
Conrad Humphreys is a British Triple round-the-world yachtsman, entrepreneur and motivational speaker of the highest calibre.
Ben Hunt Davies, exciting and inspirational keynote speaker, rowed for Great Britain for almost a decade, competing at six World Championships and three Olympic Games. The highlight of his sporting career came at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 when he was a member of the Men's Eight that won the Gold Medal, becoming the first British winners of the event since 1912.
Mark Hunter, Olympic gold medalist, is a natural and charismatic motivational speaker. His win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was Great Britain's first ever lightweight rowing medal.
An iconic figure in global sport, Sir Geoff Hurst secured a unique place in history as the first and only player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup Final
Former England cricket captain, Nasser Hussain retired from cricket in 2004 after receiving an OBE in 2003 and is now a commentator for Sky Television
Quite simply, one of the greatest athletes in the history of British Athletics winning medals and holding world records at 110 metre hurdles
A winning formula of celebrity impressions & hilarious comedy for any corporate event - Johnny Vaughan famously said "... the best Chris Eubank ever!"
Bruce Jenner is an Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker and star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, alongside his stepchildren Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Robert.
Captain of the World Cup winning rugby team in 2003, Martin Johnson CBE is an inspiring and motivating conference speaker
With 4 Olympic Golds & 8 World Championships, US athlete Michael Johnson is one of the greatest sprinters of all time & a highly regarded motivational speaker
Mark Jones is a sports fanatic and great for hosting sportsman dinners or awards ceremonies. He presents the Masters football series on Sky
England rugby international and World Cup winner, Ben Kay, with his ready wit and intelligent analysis of sport is an unbeatable motivational and after dinner speaker.
Former England footballer and manger, Kevin Keegan won the European Footballer of the Year twice and has since forged a successful career in football management and punditry, and as an awards host.
Allan played cricket for Northamptonshire and England amassing 4654 test runs with 14 centuries and 33502 first class runs in the process
Jim Lawless blends hard-hitting truths with hilarious anecdotes, to motivate and inspire a sense of everyone's own capacity for achievement & change.
Graeme Le Saux is one of the most articulate speakers from the world of football. He has made the transition from playing for England to pundit with ease
Matt Le Tissier is one of the most gifted English footballers of his generation. He played for Southampton FC and for England. He is now a football commentator and appears on the award winning football show, Soccer Saturday on Sky. He is a consummate and charming awards host and after dinner speaker.
Olympic gold winner and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Denise Lewis is a TV pundit and corporate host of the highest calibre.
Highest ever goalscorer for England behind Bobby Charlton, footballing legend Gary Lineker hosts Match of the Day on BBC television
David Lloyd is one of the UK’s top tennis players and founder of the David Lloyd Leisure Group. He is a highly respected and inspirational after-dinner speaker.
Gabby Logan has achieved huge success presenting football and sport on television and is wowing corporate audiences with her speaking prowess
Giles Long is a successful Paralympic swimmer whose journey to success is unusual and inspirational. He is an after dinner speaker and keynote speaker of the highest calibre.
Tim Lovejoy ex host of Soccer AM has turned his hand to presenting television on all manner of subjects. Tim is the ideal host for any award ceremony or event.
Inspiring Ellen MacArthur is the fastest and youngest person to circumnavigate the earth in a solo yacht race and one of the youngest ever awarded the MBE
David Magliano was Director of Marketing for London 2012. David is the only person to have been named UK Marketer of the Year twice
Journalist, TV presenter and inspirational speaker, Penny Mallory was the first woman in the world to qualify to drive a world rally car
Perry McCarthy, known to millions of motoring enthusisasts as BBC Top Gear's original 'Stig', is a superb motivational and after dinner speaker
One of the finest Irish boxers, Featherweight Champion of the World Barry McGuigan is now a renowned boxing commentator on television & radio
Former Arsenal & Scotland footballer, Frank McLintock appeals to any audience as an After Dinner Speaker regardless of age, sex or interest in football
Former England cricketer, Geoff Miller is a proficient and sparkling speaker. His self proclaimed greatest attribute was keeping his team mates amused
The greatest driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship, Stirling is a British motor racing legend
Richard Nobler is a record breaker when he broke the Land Speed Record with Thrust 2. This achievement ensures a supersonic experience for any audience
In 2009 Sarah rowed across the Indian Ocean. Alone: just Sarah and her little boat, Dippers. An inspirational after dinner speaker, Sarah talks about her journey embodying commitment to life and survival in the elements.
Ultra endurance athlete, motivational speaker and inspirational corporate speaker Alexandra Panayotou ran 2010 km in 31 days and is enjoying the success of her first book, The Smile of Endurance.
One of snooker's legends, John Parrott has been entertaining corporate audiences with his amusing anecodotes and warm, charismatic personality for well over a decade
Suzi Perry is an experienced and well-loved TV presenter and awards host and is the female face of UK TV motorcycling. Her experience in, both live and pre-recorded television make her the ideal presenter for a variety of events.
Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and charismatic speaker. He works with the British Cycling Team and Sky ProCycling Team working closely alongside Dave Brailsford.
The first man to fly round the world solo in a balloon, Bertrand Piccard is a speaker who motivates drawing parallels of his exploits and the business world
With a glittering international and Olympic swimming career behind her, Karen Pickering is a model of honesty, hard graft and success, and an accessible, down to earth and endearing businesswoman and inspirational speaker. Her work-life balance expertise has ensured that she is on top of her game even beyond her sporting peak.
Fun, feisty and fearless, Natalie is the F1 pitlane reporter for BBC radio 5Live and is one of the UKs top young presenters.
Sir Matthew is one of the UK's finest Olympic champions of all time with four rowing gold medals. To celebrate his achievements, he was knighted in 2005
Famous for refereeing the last FA Cup Final at Wembley, being the first to adjudicate 300 Premiership matches and for issuing 3 yellow cards to the same player
Former world number 1 Men’s artistic gymnast, Daniel Purvis excelled throughout the 2011 season and was part of the Men's bronze winning team at the London 2012
Five times Olympic gold medal winner, rower Sir Steve Redgrave is an inspiration to all
Eternally inspirational as an elite athlete, Derek Redmond's race in Barcelona when he crossed the finishing line with a mid-race injury is a highlight in Olympic history.
Grandstand, Sportsnight, the Olympics, golf & Formula 1 - Steve Rider is television's favourite presenter and one of the business world's best speakers & hosts
The greatest daredevil of all time – Alain has conquered the world’s tallest buildings – No ropes, no hooks, no safety nets......just his fingertips and the grips of his soles between world acclaim and oblivion.
Renowned BBC rugby correspondent, Ian is a master of dialects and one of the most entertaining after dinner speakers on the circuit
Jim Rosenthal is one of the best known presenters of television sport in Britain and is an erudite and witty after dinner speaker and awards host
With his head in the clouds and his feet on the ground, Yves Rossy (Jetman) is a unique and inspirational after dinner speaker.
Olympic Gold medallist javelin thrower, Tessa Sanderson CBE, Sports Personality & Athlete of the Year many times over, is an outstanding motivational speaker.
Debra tells the fascinating story of being left alone to row the Atlantic - her positivity and 'go for it' attitude are contagious
After winning an Olympic gold at the age of 20, Greg’s journey to victory at the London 2012 home games – 20 years later - is one of tenacity, honesty and determination, and is replete with lessons of value to businesses across the board.
Sport fanatic, TV presenter and awards host extraordinaire, Ben Shephard is one of the most familiar and best loved faces on UK screens.
Peter Shilton is one of the best goalkeepers the country has ever seen, having had 25 clean sheets in one season with Nottingham Forest and holding the England record for the most caps at 125. He is a charming after dinner speaker.
Memory man and corporate imposter, John Simonett is one of the best After Dinner Speakers on the circuit and an excellent motivational speaker
Affectionately known as the 'gaffer' of English cricket, Alec Stewart OBE, is the most capped England cricketer of all time. He is an inspirational and charismatic after dinner speaker and motivational speaker.
Sir Jackie Stewart is an exceptional motivational speaker drawing on his vast experience in the world of motor sports
Footballer Gordon Strachan calls on his illustrious career to give hilarious, clever and inspiring after dinner speeches.
Former England Test Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss is a keynote speaker inspiring business on change and leadership.
Amanda is an all action girl presenter. She presents motor sports programmes and is actively involved in racing herself
Ray has carved a successful career in sports broadcasting after playing professional football with Tranmere Rovers FC. He currently hosts ESPN's Premier League coverage.
One of the most experienced live business facilitators, Kate has a wealth of broadcast experience. Her specialist areas are health, lifestyle, rural issues and fitness.
World Snooker Champion in 1985, Dennis Taylor's wit, charm and numerous stories make him a favourite on the after dinner circuit
An established TV and Radio presenter, and awards host, Jamie Theakston has become a household name in Britain thanks to roles on mainstream terrestrial shows such as Live and Kicking, Top of the Pops and more recently, through his regular work on Heart FM.
Cardiff-born Geraint Thomas MBE, is a London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist for Men’s Team Pursuit.
Double Olympic and World Decathlon Champion, Daley Thompson and is regarded as one of the all time great athletes. In the corporate world, Daley also shines
World Seniors Snooker Champion, Willie Thorne has a career showered with success, with a total of 14 tournament victories worldwide
Sam Torrance is one of the most popular professional golfers. Winning 41 tournaments, he shares the stories & drive which atribute to his success in powerful motivational & after dinner speeches
English cricketer and bowler for England, Phil shot to universal fame after winning I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
Motivational speaker and Olympic gold medallist Anna Watkins holds the current Olympic record after her win at women’s double scull at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Professional sailor and two-time Olympic Gold medallist, Sarah Webb is in high demand as a motivational speaker as someone who has achieved at the highest level.
An inspiring & empowering athlete, Chrissie Wellington is the world's number 1 female iron man, a dedicated humanitarian & an accomplished motivational speaker
Jim White - one of the UKs best loved football pundits - is blessed with a Scottish charm and hard-hitting style which have afforded him top-spot as an awards host and after dinner speaker.
Laura Whitfield – athlete and star of C4's smash hit documentary series Seven Dwarves – is a unique and highly talented motivational speaker.
Steve Williams OBE - double Olympic Gold medallist and four times World Champion. He is also a charismatic corporate speaker and motivational speaker.
Former Arsenal player with an unusual visual bag of football memorabilia including boots & a ball from the 40s, David Seaman's jersey and Thierry Henry's boots
Coach of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning England Team and the 2005 Lions Tour to New Zealand. Sir Clive is acknowledged as a true world class leader