Giles Long MBE

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Olympic speaker, Paralympics gold medallist, TV and radio presenter, sports speaker, writer and commentator Giles Long MBE is arguably one of the most successful Paralympian’s in British history. Competing in three Paralympics Games, Long garnered world wide recognition for his swimming abilities and has gone on to achieve a number of accolades outside his work as a sportsman.

Taking part in his first Paralympics in 1996 Giles Long MBE gained three medals at the Atlanta Games including gold in the 100m butterfly, a global sensation and much sought after Olympic speaker from this moment onwards Long continued to demonstrate his skill at the Summer 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, where he won a further two gold medals, once again for the 100m butterfly, also for the 4x100m Freestyle and silver for the 4x100m medley relay.

As well as working as an Olympic speaker Giles Long MBE has participated in various other international competitions and gained gold medals at both the IPC World and European Championships.

Alongside his work as a sportsman Giles has also become known for his work as a television presenter, notably as one of the commentators and sports speakers for Channel 4’s coverage of the summer 2012 Paralympics Games, for which he won a BAFTA. Prior to this Giles had previously worked as the commentator and sports speaker for the IPC World Swimming Championships in 2010 and the Paralympics World Cup in 2011.

Gaining even more feathers in his cap Giles Long MBE has also worked as a public and after dinner speaker, sharing with audiences his experiences as both a sportsman and a disabled person. He is the inventor of the LEXI graphics system which was used to help explain to both audiences and governors the complex system of classification for Paralymnpians and has also worked as a writer and journalist for a number of British publications.

To book Giles Long MBE as the Olympic speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Sporting Success
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Disabled Sport
  • Team GB
  • Beijing Olympics
  • London 2012