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Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank

Chris is a British boxing legend and a much-loved media personality. His sporting talent and quirky sense of humour have kept him in the limelight for a number of years. Christopher Livingstone Eubanks (later opting to delete the ‘s’ from his surname) was born on 8 August 1966, in South London and spent his early days in Jamaica, from two months old to six years old, when he returned to England. When he was 16 he went to live in New York with his mother. In his spare time he trained at the Jerome Boxing Club. He won the 1984 Spanish Golden Gloves Tournament and also got to the semi-final stage of the main Golden Gloves tournament at Madison Square Garden at aged 18. Chris won the WBO middleweight title against Nigel Benn (and the odds) in a classic encounter. Continue Reading »

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Chrissie Wellington MBE

Chrissie is an English triathlete and the current Ironman Triathlon World Champion. She holds all three world and championship records relating to ironman-distance triathlon races. She is the first British athlete to hold the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and remains undefeated over the Ironman distance. Wellington won the World Championship in three consecutive years (2007–2009), but was unable to start the 2010 World Championship race because of illness, then regained the title in 2011. Before her distinguished career in athletics, Chrissie worked for the British government as an adviser on international development for Rural Reconstruction Nepal, and on development projects in Nepal. International development remains one of her passions. Chrissie Wellington is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Championship less than a year after turning professional. Wellington is one of only three women to have achieved Continue Reading »

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Christine Ohuruogu MBE

Christine is one of Britain’s greatest middle-distance runners, specialising in the 400 metres; the event for which she is the former Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion. Her victory in the Beijing Games was the 50th gold medal for Great Britain in Athletics at Olympic Games. She also won the 400 metres at the 2007 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. Her personal best time of 49.61 seconds ranks her third amongst British women 400 m runners, behind Kathy Cook and Katharine Merry. Born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Newham, east London, she was raised less than one mile from the 2012 Summer Olympics stadium in Stratford. Ohuruogu studied at University College London, where she graduated in Linguistics in 2005. She is also a member of Newham and Essex Beagles Athletics Club. In 2003 Ohuruogu Continue Reading »

Clare Balding OBE

Clare Balding OBE

Clare is a BBC sports presenter, journalist and jockey, best known for presenting the BBC’s horse racing and rugby coverage. Her presenting style is characterized by her passion for sport. She has reported from five Olympic Games, for BBC Radio in Atlanta and for BBC Television in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London. She has presented two Paralympic Games, the Winter Olympics from Turin and Vancouver as well as the Commonwealth Games from Melbourne and Delhi. She is the face of the BBC’s rugby league coverage, having presented Grandstand from a Rugby League Challenge Cup semi-final, and having been so impressed by the vibrancy and physical challenge of the sport she asked to cover further rugby league events. She was educated at Downe House in Berkshire, where she was Head Girl and a contemporary of comedienne Miranda Hart. While at university she was President of the Cambridge Union Society in Easter 1992 and graduated in 1993 with a 2:1 honours degree. Clare Balding Continue Reading »

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Clarence Seedorf

One of the ‘greats’ of modern football and a permanent fixture in the Dutch international squad for a number of years, Clarence Seedorf is the only man to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs.     Early Career and Professional Debut Clarence started his career as a right midfielder for Ajax during the early 1990s. He made his professional debut on 29 November 1992 at the age of 16 years and 242 days, making him the youngest debutant for Ajax ever. Clarence Seedorf was a key member during Ajax’s 1995 UEFA Champions League winning campaign. He moved to Real Madrid in 1996. In his first season, he helped that team regain the La Liga title; in his second season (1997–98), he played a major role in the team’s Champions League success, as Real Madrid secured a Continue Reading »

Clive Tyldesley

Clive Tyldesley

Clive began his career in local radio in Nottingham before joining Liverpool’s Radio City in 1977. After succeeding Elton Welsby as sports editor, he began commentating in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He also covered Everton F.C.‘s rise to prominence in the mid-1980s. Tyldesley was on-air at the scene of the Heysel disaster during the 1985 European Cup Final. Tyldesley joined Granada Television in the late 1980s as a commentator on their Kick Off and Granada Soccer Night programmes. Clive joined the BBC as they obtained highlights rights for the new Premier League in 1992. For four years he worked as a commentator on Match of the Day and Sportsnight. He returned to ITV at a time when veteran football commentator Brian Moore was beginning to scale down his commitments. Over the next two years, Tyldesley was frequently heard Continue Reading »

Daley Thompson CBE

Daley Thompson CBE

Daley was the first athlete to win Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles and hold a world record. Given the difficulty of the decathlon, which requires proficiency in ten events, the winner is considered an all-round athletics champion, and Daley Thompson became only the second person in Olympic history to claim the decathlon gold twice. Daley is a former British Decathlete and Olympic Gold medalist. He is also a former professional footballer, and motivational speaker. Daley won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times. Thompson competed in his first decathlon in 1975 and in 1976 he won the AAA title and was 18th at the Montréal Olympic Games. The following year, he won the European Junior title and in 1978 won the first of his three Commonwealth titles. In Continue Reading »

Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE

Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE

Dame Kelly is a much admired former athlete. She specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events, and in a truly memorable sporting year she took gold for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Kelly has set British records in numerous events and still holds the records over the 600, 800, 1000, and 1500 metres distances. Holmes began competing in middle distance events in her youth. She joined the British Army but continued to compete at the organisation’s athletics events. She turned to the professional athletics circuit in the early 1990s and in 1994 she won the 1500 m at the Commonwealth Games and took silver at the European Championships. Athletics Success Holmes won the 1500 m at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 800 m bronze at the Munich European Championships that year. The 2003 track Continue Reading »

Damon Hill OBE

Damon Hill OBE

Damon is a former Formula One World Champion who has spent a lot of time in the British media writing in various publications and appearing on ITV F1’s commentary box. His 22 victories consisted of 21 with Williams F1 and one with Jordan Grand Prix. Damon Hill is the son of the late Graham Hill, he is the only son of a world champion to win the title. Damon came to professional motorsport at the relatively late age of 23 via racing motorcycles. He became a test driver for the Formula One title-winning Williams team in 1992. He was promoted to the Williams race team the following year and took the first of his 22 victories at the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix. During the mid 1990s, Damon Hill was Michael Schumacher’s main rival for the Formula One Drivers’ Championship. The two clashed on and off the track. Continue Reading »

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David Coulthard MBE

David had a hugely influential career that lasted over 14 years and 247 races, and he was one of the Formula One’s most popular drivers. He also worked with many constructor teams and his knowledge of the sport helped each one develop their cars and strategies to meet the demands of the modern sport. David, sometimes known as DC, made his Formula One debut in 1994 and won 13 Grands Prix in a career spanning 15 seasons. Twice a winner in Monaco, David was team-mate to Mika Häkkinen in the Finn’s two Drivers’ Championship-winning seasons for McLaren Mercedes before helping establish the Red Bull team. His best Drivers’ Championship finish was second in 2001. After retiring from racing in Formula One, David continued to be involved with the Red Bull Racing team as a consultant, as well as joining the BBC Continue Reading »

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