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Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE

Bradley is a four-time Olympic gold medallist and the first British winner in the history of the Tour de France, making him a national hero. He is also the only person to have won the Tour de France and an Olympic gold medal in the same year and the only person to have won a Grand Tour and a gold medal in Olympic track cycling. He has won an astonishing seven Olympic medals, including four gold, the joint most of any British Olympian and the third most gold medals by a British Olympian, behind Chris Hoy and Steve Redgrave. Wiggins’s career began in track cycling, where he specialised in the pursuit and madison events, and it gradually moved towards road racing. He has won six cycling World Championships, his first in 2003 and his most recent in 2008. Wiggins won Continue Reading »

Sir Clive Woodward OBE

Sir Clive Woodward OBE

Clive is one of rugby’s all-time greatest players and personalities. He was also the coach of the England team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He played as a centre for Leicester from 1979 to 1985. He made his England debut against Ireland on 19 January 1980, as a replacement and went on to gain 21 caps for his country, playing his last game on 17 March 1984 against Wales. He was a member of the 1980 British Lions tour to South Africa and 1983 British Lions tour to New Zealand. Sir Clive Woodward became assistant coach at Leicester’s arch rivals Bath under Andy Robinson, and when Jack Rowell retired as coach of the England team in 1997, Woodward acquired the job. The team developed and subsequently won a Grand Slam in 2003 followed by Continue Reading »

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Sol Campbell

Sol was a strong and imposing defender who had a long and successful career playing at the highest level. Since retiring from football he has become known for his political work and insightful, straight talking approach.

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Steve Cram CBE

Steve Cram, nicknamed The Jarrow Arrow, was one of the world’s dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s and set world world records in the 1500 metres, 2000 metres, and the mile. He took gold at the 1983 World Championships and silver at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.   Athletics Achievements In a career spanning over three decades since appearing as a 17 year old at the Commonwealth Games in 1978, Steve Cram‘s many achievements include six Gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European and World Championships. At the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, Steve returned from injury to take a Silver medal in the 1500m behind Sebastian Coe. The following year he broke World records in the 1500m, 2000m, and a mile all within 19 days; the latter lasting almost 9 years. Commentary Continue Reading »

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Steve Rider

As one of British television’s foremost sports presenters, Steve Rider has presented over fifty major golf championships, international rugby, and motor sport. In his illustrious career with the BBC, stretching over 20 years, he has hosted Grandstand, Sportsnight, and Sports Personality of the Year.   Early Career Steve Rider has a journalistic background both in local newspapers and press public relations. For two years he was a reporter and feature writer with Hayters, the Fleet Street based sports agency, before joining the newly established independent local radio stations LBCIRM as a sports presenter and reporter. In 1980, Steve made his network debut as presenter of ITV’s coverage from the Moscow Olympics. Career with the BBC In 1985, Steve accepted an invitation from the BBC to take over from Harry Carpenter as presenter of Sportsnight, a role he filled for six Continue Reading »

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Steve Staunton

Steve Staunton enjoyed a distinguished club career with Liverpool and Aston Villa, and became the first footballer to reach a century of caps for the Republic of Ireland national team. He also has the distinction of being the only player to have played in every single one of Ireland’s 13 World Cup finals games.   Early Career After starting his career at his home club of Dundalk, Steve Staunton signed to Liverpool in 1986. He spent five years at the club, winning the FA Cup in 1989, before transferring to Aston Villa where he soon became a regular in Villa’s defence. The following season, he won a League Cup winners medal when he helped Villa beat favourites Manchester United 3–1. Over the next two seasons he was once again a regular in defence, including Villa’s run to the UEFA Cup Continue Reading »

Sven Goran Eriksson

Sven Goran Eriksson

Sven is one of the world’s greatest, and most-famous, football managers. He is perhaps best known for his time as the manager of England, but he has also been the national coach for Mexico and Côte d’Ivoire, as well as, two clubs in England. Sven played as a right-back in the lower divisions of Swedish football. The highest level he played at was Division 2 with Karlskoga, where he met Tord Grip, before being forced into an early retirement owing to a knee injury in 1975 aged 27. Having retired as a player, Eriksson received an offer to become Tord Grip’s assistant at Degerfors. A year later, Grip was appointed assistant manager of the Swedish national team, and Eriksson became Degerfors’ manager, winning promotion to Division 2 in 1978. In 1992 Eriksson returned to Italy to try his luck again, Continue Reading »

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Vicki Butler-Henderson

Britain’s top female racing presenter, Vicki Butler-Henderson, was born into a sporting family and started racing at age 12. She has since become a road tester for Auto Express and What Car? magazines, a motoring journalist, and founding-presenter for Channel Five’s Fifth Gear.     Racing Career She started racing karts when she was twelve. She even competed in one race that featured David Coulthard. After several years spent competing around Britain, at the tender age of 17 she started her career as a racing instructor at circuits such as Brands Hatch and Silverstone, as well as spending a year living and working at Knockhill in Scotland. She has competed in series such as Formula First and the 2000 Pentel Ginetta Championship. She has also raced in many other events, such as the Porsche Cup, Radicals, the Speyside Stages Rally, Continue Reading »

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Vinnie Jones

Capitalising on his tough guy image as part of Wimbledon Football Club’s ‘Crazy Gang’, Vinnie Jones became a Hollywood star in projects like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Midnight Meat Train.     Football Vinnie started his footballing career at Wealdstone, where he spent the 1986 season with Swedish side Holmsund helping them win the Swedish second division. This earned a £10,000 move to Wimbledon, forming part of the ‘Crazy Gang‘ team along with Dennis Wise, John Fashanu and Lawrie Sanchez. At Wimbledon he won the 1988 FA Cup Final against Liverpool, making 77 appearances and scoring 9 goals. After three seasons at Wimbledon, Vinnie Jones moved to Leeds. He helped them win the Division Two Championship, playing 46 times. His former Wimbledon manager Dave Bassett signed him for Sheffield United on his exit Continue Reading »

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