Ade Adepitan MBE

Paralympian & TV Presenter

Olympic athlete, TV presenter and actor Ade Adepitan MBE is an extremely inspirational Olympic speaker. Having won his rigorous battle against polio as a child, Ade is one of life’s true survivors. Despite losing both his legs as a result of the illness, Ade has never given up on his dreams and has strived to greatness as a result of pure willpower.

As a five-time Paralympic gold medalist it is clear to see that despite his physical and psychological boundaries, Ade has overcome the hurdles against all odds and gone on to achieve greatness. It is that ‘Never give up’ attitude that makes Ade an ideal aspirant to act as a motivational speaker, as he addresses topics on sport, disability and culture with humour and humility.

In addition to his phenomenal sporting success as a paralympic basketball player, Ade has also transformed himself into a much loved TV personality. His childhood struggles have given him a unique ability to connect with the youth of today, providing a platform to his work on children’s programme’s Xchange and Desperado’s. Proving he is as versatile on screen as he is on the court, Ade has also appeared in serious documentaries: Britain on Benefits and Cuba, Basketball and Betrayal. However, it is his regular appearances on Channel 5 ’s NBA coverage and his sports commentary at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics that have created Ade’s reputation as a top Paralympics Games commentator.

To add to Ade’s lengthy list of achievements, his status as an Olympic ambassador has seen him work alongside Tony Blair and famously perform a poignant poem with Stephen Fry at Westminster Abby’s holocaust memorial, examining the fate of disabled children. Drawing upon his own bravery, courage and determination, Ade is the perfect candidate for an Olympic speaker, delivering talks at sporting conferences, events and charity fundraisers. With the ability to eloquently address adversity, peak performance and teamwork, Ade engages a crowded room with ease.

To book truly inspirational Olympic Speaker, Ade Adepitan MBE to make a personal appearance at your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency via emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ade is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Sporting Success
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Career As A Paralympian
  • Career As A TV Presenter

“Ade was extremely amenable and relaxed – he gave us some fantastic quotes and a brilliant interview.”- Tourism South East

Ade was absolutely fantastic and really connected with the audience. He was completely as I expected him to be after reading some of the bios on him on the internet a really nice person and very down to earth with an interesting story to hear.The audience really enjoyed it, they had lots of questions to ask at the end and were still asking questions during the drinks reception after the talk which Ade seemed more than happy to respond to. – Herbert Smith LLP