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Sports Athletes

Sports Athletes

What is expected of professional athletes within different fields of sports, and what does it take to be amongst the very best? 

We have some of the best sports athletes who have had great success in the world of sports. They will share with your audience their personal stories and offer motivational advice. Our famous athletes can speak on several sports topics, such as leadership, collaboration, motivation, and how to achieve success in sports.

See below for our top sports athletes – and find the perfect speaker for your event!

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Speakers about sports athletes (23)

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Josh Sundquist

Paralympic ski racer, author and emcee using stand-up comedy to share his story of overcoming adversity

travels from USA

Speaker Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer, author and emcee. He uses humor and insight to enlighten audience members on creating ideas for a more productive career and life.  Josh uses humor in his keynotes and real-life stories to educate...

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Joe Theismann

Entrepreneur, NFL analyst, and former quarterback for the Washington Redskins who helps companies manage change

travels from USA

Renowed NFL Redskins quarterback and NFL analyst speaker Joe Theismann has created his own realities as star of  prestigious NFL team, Washington Redskins.  Speaker Joe has acquired fame through his talent and attaining a successful track record...

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Tessa Sanderson

Six times Olympian and winner of a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. The only British woman to win a throwing gold medal

travels from UK

Motivational speaker Tessa Sanderson has competed in six Olympic Games from 1976 to 1996. She is best-known for winning an Olympic gold medal for the javelin in 1984, and she is currently the only British woman ever to win a throwing gold medal....

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Penny Heyns

Double Olympic Champion, Author and Professional Speaker Penny Heyns can help you make a difference in your life

travels from South Africa

Speaker Penny Heyns is a businesswoman, guest television presenter and the world’s greatest female breaststroke swimmer. As a presenter, Penny delivers a powerful message of hope and inspiration for audiences all over the world. Her experience as...

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Caroline Mohr

Attain a World Class Mindset with Caroline's Authentic, Empowering and Inspiring Keynotes

travels from Germany

Speaker Caroline Mohr is a true expert of inner strength. In the middle of her professional golf career, Caroline survived a severe earthquake, only to find out her cancer diagnosis weeks later. The only way to survive was to amputate her right leg...

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Brian Holloway

Top leadership expert specializing in winning strategies, coaching organizations in how to become world champions

travels from USA

Speaker Brian Holloway is an all-pro expert of leadership and creating number one teams. As a former player of the New England Patriots, he knows the secret of winning. By having over 35 years of experience at speaking, he traveled over 15 million...

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Ryan Giggs

Former footballer, Manchester United legend and Wales manager speaking on football, teams and coaching

travels from UK

Welsh-born sportsman and speaker Ryan Giggs is a living legend of football. As a football player spending his entire career with Manchester United, he became the most decorated player of the English Premier League. After his retirement in 2014, he...

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Bill Walton

Basketball legend, broadcaster and humanitarian renowned as one of the best speakers from the world of sports

travels from USA

As entertaining as he is insightful, speaker Bill Walton is renowned as one of the best speakers from the world of sports. As a speaker Bill Walton brings passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from an improbable life in sport and...

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Lewis Johnson

NBC Olympic broadcaster, former track and fielder, and motivational speaker inspiring to celebrate personal journeys

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Lewis Johnson is an NBC Olympic broadcaster with the experience of the athletes he interviews. Lewis was an all-star track and fielder in high school, and an All-American in college, University of Cincinnati, and made it to the...

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Cedric Dumont

Extreme athlese and High Performance Coach & Speaker motivates his audience to face fears and overcome them.

travels from Belgium

Keynote speaker Cedric Dumont’s longtime fascination with flight led him to become a wingsuit flyer, base jumper and international Red Bull athlete. He shares with audiences what he learns from these extreme...

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Brett Shuttleworth

Motivator, adventurer and digital entrepreneur inspiring individuals and organisations to reach their true potential

travels from South Africa

Having trained over +27000 audiences worldwide, International Motivator and Adventurer Brett Shuttleworth is creating a ripple effect of Love across the globe – directing participants and companies towards their innermost greatness. As a speaker...

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Julie Otto

Former successful British golfer and professional golf coach sharing her exceptional golf experiences

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Keynote speaker Julie Otto is a former British international golfer who had a hugely successful playing career as an amateur golfer before moving into administration of the game and the training of future golf...

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Mark Colbourne MBE

Change & mindset expert sharing his own inspiring story in thought-provoking and life-changing keynotes

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Keynote speaker Mark Colbourne is a thought-provoking speaker with a mission to take you from zero to hero. Mark has had struggles himself but even after a near-death experience he got back up and continued to follow his dream with a positive...

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Sean Conway

Endurance adventurer known for being the only person in history to complete the Ultimate GB Triathlon

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Keynote speaker Sean Conway is an inspirational speaker and adventurer. He is the only person in history to complete the Ultimate GB Triathlon cycling, swimming and then running the length of Britain. His motivational keynotes are unique and...

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Legendary paralympic athlete & commentator having many different skills, which makes an unusually great speaker

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete. In combination with her English wit and lively personality, her ample experience from the worlds of sport, business, and politics makes her an unusually inspiring...

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Shannon Miller

7 Time Olympic Medalist, Health and Fitness Advocate, Empowerment Coach. and Cancer Survivor.

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Keynote speaker Shannon Miller is the most decorated gymnast in American history, a successful business woman, a cancer survivor, and a loving wife and mother. Shannon’s life on and off the gymnastics floor is simply inspiring. Shannon’s topics...

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Kriss Akabusi

CEO of The Akabusi Company, founding Director and Chairman of TACT, coach, and well-known for his athletic achievements

travels from UK

Keynote Speaker Kriss Akabusi is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record. Kriss Akabusi is the...

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Ruben Gonzalez

Four-time Olympian and bestselling author teaching how become successful using his own personal effectiveness system

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Ruben Gonzalez speaks from Olympic experience. He teaches the personal effectiveness system he used to achieve success again and again in both the Olympics and in the business world.  He is proof that ordinary people can...

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Sally Gunnell

Health promoter and popular British sportswoman famous for her exceptional athletic presentations and historic records

travels from UK

Keynote Speaker Sally Gunnell is a well known and truly loved British Athlete. She has an inspirational story which encourages audiences to be better versions of themselves both physically and...

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Jason Lezak

Athlete and Olympic gold medalist with an admirable will to succeed and special talent for connecting with audiences

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Our keynote speaker Jason Lezak began swimming at the age of 5 and grew up to become an All-American in Water-Polo. Jason’s ability to connect with his audience on a personal level shows his dedication to his message. He’s humble but passionate...

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Devon Harris

Expert, author of motivational books and former Olympic athlete who is a three-time Jamaican bobsled Team Olympian

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Three-time Jamaican bobsled Team OIympian Devon Harris’ message to “keep on pushing” inspires the rejected salesperson to rediscover his or her mojo, the stumped engineer to find a better solution, and the overloaded executive to see a new...

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Charles van Commenee

Successful coach with extensive experience in the world of athletics, including leadership and team motivation

travels from Netherlands, UK

Keynote speaker Charles van Commenee has many years of experience from the world of athletics and is considered a very successful coach. He is able to manage a team, push limits and exceed targets. These abilities are relevant outside of the world...

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Brendan Hansen

Avid sportsman, outdoorsman, 3-time world record holder and Olympic gold medalist sharing his amazing experiences

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Brendan Hansen is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman spending his free time hunting, fishing, and wakeboarding around his current residence in Austin, TX. Brendan's love for swimming makes him one of the most passionate speakers in...

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Top advice for professional athletes

Sports Athletes

If you are an athlete seeking to turn professional in your sports career, you must know that such commitment requires hard work and perseverance. Our sports athletes will reveal glimpses from the lifestyle of competitive athletes.

The popular keynotes contain tips and advice on how to achieve success in your field by increasing your athletic ability to maximum capacity. 

Athletes come in many shapes and sizes within a wide range of different sports, from football and basketball to swimming and sumo wrestling. It goes without saying that the level of seriousness also varies. It takes a very different attitude and physical and mental strength to compete in the Olympics than to attend the local sports club once a week for the fun of it.

Hiring a coach, networking with other athletes, or working with a nutritionist are among the recommendations offered by our professional sports athletes. 

The keynote speakers are comprised of top female athletes and male athletes who are sharing their personal stories and experiences from the world of sports. They have all had great success in different sports, such as football, tennis, cricket, and rugby.

Our wide selection of many well-known athletes are speakers who can easily deliver customized presentations or workshops and provide practical tools for your audience to improve their sports presentations. They deliver inspirational sports speeches on sports motivation that are sure to inspire your audience.

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