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Roger Black

Roger Black

Best known for:

Roger Black MBE was part of the famous team that clinched gold from the Americans in the World Championship 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo.

Summary:

Roger Black MBE is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. Still one of the UK's most popular speakers, Roger inspires and motivates audiences throughout the UK and Europe – he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfil ones potential. Roger's presentations are designed to motivate people to become more successful both as individuals and as members of a team. All world-class teams are comprised of world-class individuals. Roger shares strategies to develop the mindset of a champion by applying his "Five Fundamentals" for success.

Biography:

Roger Black is one of the country’s most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Born in Portsmouth on the 31 March 1966, Roger was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and subsequently went on to read medicine at Southampton University. He is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, overcoming serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition to go on to become a world champion.

Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. He was British Men’s Team Captain and was awarded the MBE in 1992.
 

Roger has presented for BBC South, BBC Breakfast News, BBC 6 o’clock News and News 24. In 1998, Roger was signed to BBC Sport and presented the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the World Athletics Championships 2001 in Canada, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2002 European Championships from Vienna and the World Championships from Paris 2003.
 

Roger regularly appears on prime-time television, programmes include A Question of Sport, They Think It’s All Over, Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Master Chef and GMTV. He co-presented the last series of Tomorrow’s World and co-presented 4 series of the BBC’s award winning City Hospital. He has appeared in the new series of SUPERSTARS and most recently Celebrity Mastermind.
 

Still one of the UK’s most popular speakers, Roger inspires and motivates audiences throughout the UK and Europe – he understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and fulfil ones potential. Along with fellow Olympian and business partner Steve Backley, Roger also looks at performance. Their vision put simply is...
to transfer Olympic performance into the workplace.

Thoughtful and articulate, Roger Black is committed to helping young people develop and realise their full potential. With his close understanding of motivation and self-development, he can educate, inspire and motivate.

Career Summary Roger Black:
 

1985
 
European Junior Champion 400m UK Record Holder
 
European Gold Medal 4x400m
 


1986
 
European Champion 400m
 
European Gold Medal 4x400m
 

1987
 
World Championships Silver Medal 4x400m relay
 

1990
 
European Champion 
400m 

European Gold Medal 4x400m relay 

1991
 
World Championships Silver Medal 400m
 
World Championships Gold Medal 4x400m relay
 

1994
 
European Championships Silver Medal 400m
 
European Championships Gold Medal 4x400m relay
 

1996
 
Olympic Silver Medal 400m
 
Olympic Silver Medal 4x400m relay
 

Fee range:

5,000-10,000 GBP