03 Jun 2024

Explore Olympic Speakers at ICMI for Your Next Event

Explore Olympic Speakers at ICMI for Your Next Event

From exhilarating events across track and field to iconic cities and unique cultures across the globe, there’s nothing quite like the Olympic Games. With the 2024 Paris Olympics fast approaching, it’s a great time to take a look at some of the shining Australian Olympic stars we’re lucky to have on our roster here at ICMI.

Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just eager to hear captivating stories on resilience, perseverance, teamwork and leadership, our Olympic speakers take you through the peaks and valleys of top-tier athleticism with engaging, personal stories every audience can soak up a lesson from.

 

Anna Meares Olympic speaker

Anna Meares OAM

Cycling to victory at multiple games, Anna Meares OAM is a true Olympic legend. Career highlights include making history in Rio 2016 as the first Aussie athlete to win individual medals at 4 consecutive Olympic games along with an impressive collection of 18 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. Plus, she was also Australia’s flag bearer and team captain at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Anna broke her neck in 2008, overcoming major life-threatening trauma to win a silver medal just 8 months later at the Beijing Olympic Games. 

Since retiring, she has been popular on the speaking circuit with a reputation as one of Australia’s greatest cyclists, sharing her fascinating and inspirational stories with keynotes that touch on resilience, leadership and performance under pressure. More recently, she was appointed Australia’s 2024 Chef de Mission, ensuring our Aussie coaches, managers, and athletes have success navigating this year’s games. 

  More on Anna here

 

A headshot of Nicole LivingstonNicole Livingstone OAM OLY

One of Australia’s greatest backstrokers, Nicole Livingstone OAM OLY achieved her childhood dream of becoming an Olympic swimmer, showing up for Australia at three Olympics and earning a silver medal and two bronze medals in the process. She was also a member of the Australian swimming team for twelve consecutive years from 1985 to 1996. 

Life after being a top Olympian has involved a stellar career as a sports commentator and business leader, including being the general manager of the AFLW. On the speaking circuit, she’s an endless resource of inspiration and motivation with talks ranging from women in sport to business transformation.

More on Nicole here

 

 

Jana Pittman Olympic speakerJana Pittman

From the rubber to the ice, world athletic champion Jana Pittman is the only Australian woman to have competed at both the summer and winter Olympics. After appearances at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games, an injury hampered her athletic career. 

Instead of just hanging up the runners and kicking back for good, she swapped the rubber track for an iced one, going on to represent Australia in the Women’s bobsleigh team in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As a speaker, she inspires and entertains with first-hand tales  about the ups and downs of her unique career and the lessons of resilience she learned along the way.

More on Jana here

 

 

Peter Bol OLYPeter Bol OLY

Captivating hearts and breaking records is a speciality for Sudanese born and proud Australian Olympian Peter Bol OLY. His journey from a refugee to Australia’s first 800m Olympic finalist in over half a century is nothing short of inspiring. It’s a story audiences can hear first hand now that Bol is on the speaking circuit.

Beyond riveting tales of successful races, his stories transcend sporting achievements to spark meaningful, authentic conversations about identity, overcoming stereotypes and inspiring unity.

More on Bol here

 

 

 

Steven Bradbury

Steven Bradbury OAM

There’s a great reason why ‘Doing a Bradbury’ is officially in the Macquarie Dictionary. Steven Bradbury’s incredible victory was a viral sensation that launched him to notoriety as Australia’s first ever winter Olympic Gold medallist. In a story you’re probably familiar with, he achieved his win when all his speed skating competitors in front fell over, allowing him to cruise to the finish line in first place.

These days he’s a champion speaker who genuinely entertains as well as inspires with lessons on passion, persistence and a positive mindset.

More on Steven here

 

 

Dean Boxall

Dean Boxall

Notorious for his flamboyant, poolside theatrics, Dean Boxall is nothing short of an elite coach. He’s responsible for championing some of Australia’s top talent in the water, including the showstopping performance by Ariarne Titmus at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. World record holders, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medalists, world champions and multiple national team members all speak glowingly of Dean’s genius and energy.

These traits unsurprisingly make him an incredibly engaging speaker. Audiences enjoy the buzz of uncontainable energy as he uncovers the secrets to masterminding glory for the world of Australian swimming.

More on Dean here

 

 

Ariarne Titmus OAM

Queen of the pool at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Ariarne Titmus OAM emerged as one of the best female middle-distance swimmers in the world. Her stunning debut in Tokyo made waves in the Olympic world, earning herself two golds, a silver and a bronze by the end of it all.

Outside the pool, Ariarne showcases all the qualities we dream of in a champion – ambition and passion balanced by humility and maturity. This makes her a great speaker, full of articulate insights with talks that are equal parts fascinating and entertaining.

More on Ariarne here

 

 

Explore Our Complete Roster of Olympic Speakers

These individuals represent just a fraction of the inspiring Olympic speakers available on the ICMI roster. Click below to discover our full roster of remarkable Olympic and Paralympic athletes ready to speak at your event. 

Explore our Olympic speakers

 

Call 1800 334 625 or make an inquiry online to book an Olympic speaker for your next event.

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