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Daley Thompson CBE

Double Olympic and World Decathlon Champion

Daley Thompson CBE claims more Decathlon honours than anybody before or after him. He was the first person ever to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time, as well as the World Record. He was unbeaten in competition for 9 years. Daley was Olympic Champion in 1980 and 1984, World Champion in 1983, European Champion in 1982 and 1986 and Commonwealth Champion in 1978, 1982 and 1986 and he set four World Records.

"Daley's energy, fun and enthusiasm made it a great day."

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In detail

Daley had an exuberant character on and off the track; he retired from athletics in 1992 as a result of injury. Daley was a leading ambassador for the winning London 2012 Olympic bid. He focused on highlighting the benefits that hosting the Olympics would bring to education and sport in schools and he played a key role lobbying the international IOC members right down to the final vote in Singapore. Daley is also involved with two major charities, Laureus Sport for Good and Barnardo's. He is an active supporter and works with both charities to promote their good work.

What he offers you

In his presentations Daley speaks about the focus, dedication and determination required to be the very best and offers great insights into how we can apply the same lessons into our own lives.

How he presents

Daley's interaction with the audience really brings events to life and his style is inspirational, entertaining and refreshingly honest.


He presents in English.

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  • An Evening with Daley Thompson
  • Corporate Activity Days
  • After Dinner
  • Team Coaching
  • Motivation
  • Team Building


  • He was awarded the MBE in 1982; an OBE in 1986 and the CBE in 2000
  • He was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1982

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