Michael Johnson


Multiple Olympic Gold Medallist Michael Johnson is one of the most successful sprinters of recent times. Having won eight World Championships and four Olympic Gold medals, Johnson also currently holds the World and Olympic records for the 400m events. A truly phenomenal career which threw him into the limelight, he has capitalised on this success and forged a successful post-professional career as a speaker specialising in after dinner speaker and Olympic Speaker duties; Johnson is equally heavily involved within BBC Sports coverage, having played an integral role within the successful broadcasting of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Claiming World and Olympic success across the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay, Michael Johnson enjoyed the most of his success during the 1990s where he competed and won at the Olympics in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney. Described as ‘America’s Fastest Man’ Michael Johnson finished his career at the 2000 Sydney games, winning gold in the 400meters.

Now an accomplished sports speaker, Michael Johnson is a fundamental member of BBC‘s sports coverage, specifically across athletics. An accomplished Olympic speaker Michael Johnson offers a clear yet detailed insight into the world of athletics, offering punditry and commentary on some of the most high profile moments within track and field events. Away from his media commitments, Michael Johnson has undertaken to help nurture the next generation of athletes by starting Michael Johnson Performance and Ultimate Performance– an agency company aimed towards track and field athletes.

Most recently, Johnson has gone onto display his value within the sporting community as he was selected to become a torchbearer in the relay of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He has also co-captained the professional American football team, Godspeed who were titled champions amongst other professional teams during his captaincy in 2018. Following on from his impressive recovery after suffering a stroke, Michael states that his ‘Olympic mindset’ was the key to overcoming such a setback.

Knowledgeable across a vast multitude of different aspects surrounding athletics, Michael Johnson has also earned a reputation as an honest and integral sportsman; after it was discovered that one of his teammates within the 4 x 400m relay gold medal-winning team at the 2000 Olympics had taken performance-enhancing drugs, Johnson voluntarily relinquished his medal despite him not having done anything incorrect. A role model to all young sportsmen and women Michael Johnson’s values and honesty as an athlete and an inspiration are admirable, making Johnson a found favourite of many to deliver as a sports speaker and after dinner speaker and attend events and conferences.

A phenomenal athlete, an accomplished pundit and commentator and now a recognised Olympic speaker and after dinner speaker, Michael Johnson is perfectly equipped to fulfil an Olympic speaker roll to events, occasions and conferences.

To book Michael Johnson as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Achieving The Olympic Mindset
  • Olympic Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Sports Speaker
  • TV Presenting
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Motivation & Inspiration

“I would like to thank Michael for his visit to share his thoughts and perspectives. Everyone seems to have taken away an important personal lesson that will better enable each of us to take our performance one step higher, and to make the leap from ‘winners’ to ‘champions’.”