Jonathan Edwards CBE


Former British triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards, still holds the world record for triple jump since 1995. He has competed in the Olympics, World, Commonwealth and European championships. Following his retirement from athletics Edward’s taken part in many sports presenting and commentating roles for television.

With a legacy as one of Great Britain’s greatest athletes to this day, throughout his sporting career Edward’s won every title possible in his field along with an Olympic Gold medal in 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Edward’s is recognised now as an accomplished presenter, broadcaster and corporate host having taken the stage at countless important events. Edward’s is a highly sought after speaker and has been commissioned for the last four years by the International Olympic Committee to be the face of their announcements and live major launches.

After thirteen years with BBC, Edward’s moved to Eurosport as the channel’s lead presenter while also continuing to work with the BBC and Channel 4 on their coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Edward’s has been honoured with three doctorates from the University of Exeter, University of Ulster and Heriot-Watt University. After winning every possible title in his field he Edward’s was then named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1995. In 2011, following the unfortunate death of Roy Rogers, Edward’s was elected as President of Wenlock Olympian Society he was also a member of the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012.

With Edward’s hugely successful sporting career he makes for an excellent keynote speaker where he discusses the Olympics along with the qualities that go with that industry such as overcoming adversity, dealing with pressure, drive and determination. With a wealth of presenting experience and public speaking Edward’s also makes an ideal facilitator and events host.

To book Jonathan Edwards  for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

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

  • The Olympics, Paralympics & Commonwealth Games
  • Sports Speaker
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Drive & Determination
  • Achieving Goals
  • Sporting Success
  • Drive & Determination

“Jonathan was the consummate professional, leading a light-hearted and fun presentation which was both insightful and entertaining. Feedback from senior Industry executives at the Royal Television Society Dinner was unprecedented particularly recognising Jonathan’s assured delivery and command of the audience.” – Discovery Networks International

 “Jonathan was without doubt as professional and accomplished as any host we have used at STH. His experience and detailed preparation ensured the audience were fully engaged and accordingly we had every confidence that he would deliver to every aspect of his brief.” – STH Group