Ade Adepitan MBE

Paralympic Basketball Champion and TV Presenter

Ade Adepitan gained recognition as a successful athlete, winning five gold Paralympic gold medals. Transitioning into a television career, he became a popular presenter and commentator, particularly for the Paralympic Games. Celebrated for his advocacy against racism and disability discrimination, he has also received several honours for his contributions to disability sport and television.

"A great example of courage, determination and power"

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  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Success
  • Striving for Goals
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation & Teamwork


He presents in English.

How he presents

Ade's energy and enthusiasm come through in everything he does, making him an ideal motivational speaker at conferences and events.

In Detail

Ade's career in TV presenting has seen him climb volcanoes in Nicaragua, scuba dive in Mexico and ski in North America. He is the winner of five Paralympic gold medals in wheelchair basketball, tennis and dance. For his contributions to the world of disability sports he received an MBE in 2005 and an honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University. Ade served as a London 2012 Olympic Ambassador and provided commentary for the Paralympic Games in Beijing and London. He regularly appears on TV as an actor, presenter or commentator and won the 2023 RTS Programme Sports Presenter, Commentator or Pundit Award. Ade supports several charities dedicated to advancing global equality for individuals with disabilities.


Surviving childhood polio has gifted Ade with the tools to uplift his audience on topics such as overcoming challenges, achieving success, reaching peak performance and fostering teamwork. By sharing his own story, he illustrates that with commitment, optimism and determination dreams can be achieved.


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