Daley Thompson OBE
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As an extremely dedicated and determined athlete, Daley has achieved on the National, European, World and Olympic stages. His achievements include two Olympic Gold medals in 1980 and 1984, he is only the second person in Olympic history to achieve this! Daley Thompson was World champion in 1983, European champion in 1982 and 1986 and Commonwealth champion in 1978, 1982 and 1986. Also during his career he set no fewer than four new world records. In 1992, Thompson announced his retirement due to injury. Today, Daley is available to the corporate market for speaking, corporate hospitality and product endorsement.
Daley Thompson claims more decathlon honours than anybody before or after him. He was the first person ever to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time, as well as the World Record. He was unbeaten in competition for 9 years. He was Olympic Champion in 1980 and 1984, World Champion in 1983, European Champion in 1982 and 1986 and Commonwealth Champion in 1978, 1982, and 1986 and he set four World Records (8648 in 1980, 8730 and 8774 in 1982 and 8847 in his Olympic triumph in Los Angeles in 1984).
He was simply the world's greatest decathlete, drawing on a competitive attitude and ability that was unparalleled. Daley had an exuberant character on and off the track and such was his success and popularity made athletics front page news.
He retired from athletics in 1992 as a result of injury, and went on to play football for Wimbledon and Mansfield Town FC.
He was awarded the MBE in 1982, an OBE in 1986 and advanced to CBE in 2000 and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1982. and much to his friend Seb Coe's dismay was awarded Britain's athlete of the century in 1999.
Daley's post athletics career involves a number of activities including:
Staff team building programme
Corporate activity days
Fitness and conditioning
In January 2004 Daley set up Daley Fitness - a fitness training business based on helping people to take their fitness to new levels, whilst at the same time helping them to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Daley Fitness is open to individuals and corporate groups and involves daily training sessions in groups - these are devised and run by Daley.
Daley is also involved with two major charities, Laureus Sport for Good and Barnado's. He is an active supporter and works with both charities to promote their good work.
He spends his leisure time being run around by his four children.
Main Subject Areas:
Client hospitality, motivational speaking, staff team building programme, corporate activity days, bespoke hospitality, team coaching, fitness and conditioning
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