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Steve Backley

Steve Backley

Price Range
£5,000 - £10,000

Type of Entertainment
Presenter & Host - Sport / Speaker - Motivational - Sporting

Great For...
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Steve Backley is a highly successful Olympic, European and Commonwealth athlete.

After seven Gold medals, three World Records, two Olympic Silver medals and one Bronze, Steve Backley finally hung up his javelin at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, showing he was still one of the world’s best by placing 4th in the final.

For over a decade, Steve was one of Britain’s most consistent & popular athletes and established himself as one of the all-time greats of his sport.

A constant member of the British athletics team, standing on podiums and setting world records, Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games – Barcelona, Atlanta & Sydney.

He was awarded an MBE in 1995 after winning European and Commonwealth Gold the previous summer.  In 2002, he was awarded the OBE after being the first British athlete to successfully win four consecutive European Championship titles.

Since retiring from professional sport, Steve has pursued a number of business activities.  He is author of three inspirational books – The Winning Mind, The Little Book of Inspiration and most recently, The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success.

With more than eight years’ experience as a corporate speaker, Steve’s clients are delighted with his professional but relaxed delivery of inspirational and practical key messages for self and team improvement paired with amusing anecdotes of Olympic tales.  His affable, laid back nature and ability to communicate with politicians and children alike has made him a hit with a huge range of audiences and the feedback he receives is testament to his great skill in connecting with people from all sectors of business.

London 2012 was an amazing accomplishment for Team GB and for all of Britain. Steve was honoured to be in the thick of it as an integral part of the BBC commentary team, as torch bearer and as Team GB Ambassador in our most successful Games ever.  He knows what it’s like to compete on the toughest stage of all…The Olympic Games.

As well as corporate speaker and published author, Steve continues to deliver sports commentary for the BBC and is booked for a range of other media and television appearances.  He also concentrates on the training business he established with fellow Olympian Roger Black delivering Olympic Performance in the Workplace.  Steve is also involved with several charities including SportsAid, The Burns Club and BexleySnap in his home borough.

To enquire about or book Steve Backley for your event contact Arena Entertainment. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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