Gail Emms

Badminton Player

Gail Emms is a retired badminton player who won a number of medals (including an Olympic silver) during her highly successful career.

Chris Boardman


Former English racing cyclist who won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.

Sir Chris Hoy


Won three gold medals in the Beijing Olympics.

Rebecca Romero


First British woman to win an Olympic medal in two completely different sports- rowing and cycling.

Nadia Comaneci


Legendary Romanian gymnast.

Beth Tweddle


One of Britain’s most successful gymnasts.

Bart Conner


Former American gymnast, member of the gold medal-winning men’s team at the 1984 Olympics.

Roger Black

Athlete & Presenter

One of Britain's greatest 400m runners, Roger Black MBE represented his country at the highest level for fourteen years. During his career he won a number of titles and trophies - his vast medal collection includes two Olympic silver medals, two World Championship golds, five European Championship gold medals and two Commonwealth golds. This was all despite the fact that he was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve as a child.

Darren Campbell


Former sprint athlete, Darren Campbell MBE won a number of medals during his highly successful career. He competed in the 100m and 200m events, as well as being a member of one of Britain's most successful relay teams ever.

Graham Bell

Former Olympic skier, TV Presenter

Graham Bell is considered to be one of the best downhill skiers the UK has ever produced, winning the title of the Ski Champion of Britain an incredible eight times during his long and successful career.

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

Olympic Ski Jumper

Michael Edwards, known as 'Eddie the Eagle', shot to fame in 1988 when he became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping since 1928. Despite finishing last in both the 70m and 90m events, he won the hearts of millions and became one of the best loved athletes of the games.

Katarina Witt

Figure Skater

One of the most successful figure skaters ever, Katarina Witt dazzled audiences with her beautiful routines, showmanship and amazing technical ability. She dominated the sport during the mid to late 1980s, winning four World Championship gold medals and two Olympic titles.

Amy Williams

Olympic Skeleton Gold Medallist

Former skeleton racer, Amy Williams won the hearts of the nation when, in 2010, she became the first person to win an individual gold medal for team GB at the Winter Olympics since Robin Cousins thirty years before. It was also the country's only medal at the Vancouver Games.

Alex Coomber

Skeleton Racer

Alex Coomber is a former skeleton racer won a bronze medal for Great Britain at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics despite having a broken wrist.