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Colin Jackson OBE, CBE

Colin was one of the greatest athletes in the history of British Athletics. World Indoor, European Indoor and European Outdoor Champion, Colin has been ranked in the world top 10 for 16 years, was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and has never been out of the world’s top 3 during the last 7 years of his career. Colin is now a TV presenter and is in demand as a motivational speaker.

Having covered the Athens Olympics Colin went on to becoming an integral part of the BBC programming for every key athletic event including the London Olympics in 2012 where he was a main part of the studio team. Other leading TV highlights include co-hosting the BBC1 live morning show Sunday Life; The Truth About You for BBC1; plus tracing his roots in a moving episode of BBC1′s highly acclaimed, Who Do You Think You Are; as well as dazzling us all with his dancing skills on Strictly Come Dancing – thrilled to make it, by public vote, into the final. More recently Colin has appeared on ITV1′s Dancing on Ice Goes Gold.

Colin is the Patron of Fairbridge Cymru and works closely with Sport Relief, where he is a member of the steering panel and is also an International Inspiration Ambassador for UNICEF. He has also worked extensively with BBC Wales’ award-nominated sport website Raise your Game, which encouraged children to be ambitious in sport and life in genera and launched the Red Shoes Academy, encouraging youth sport.

Colin is an effective speaker and host and feedback includes: "Absolutely fantastic. His speech was excellent." UK Skills

Speaker Type

Athletics, Business Motivational speakers, Conference Hosts, Education, Olympic, Sporting / Olympic Motivational Speakers

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