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Metro Newspaper were delighted to feature Steve as guest column writer for the duration of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow 2013


Radio 5 Live. Steve joined the BBC TV commentary team for a summer of athletics in the UK and abroad, starting with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and then the Europeans in Zurich

Gateshead '89 Revisited.  Read a recent Athletics Weekly interview here.

'The Champion In All of Us' now available as an E-Book!

Available on Amazon Click here to download to your Kindle.


My Sporting Life 

Steve featured on TalkSports programme this weekend.  Click here to listen to it in full.

Steve now has a YouTube Channel, featuring interviews, show reels, media appearances and more.  As well as this, a SoundCloud too! Check them out.

London Youth Games 2012

Steve was delighted, once again, to host the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games on 9th October.

London 2012

Tune into Radio 5 Live to hear Steve and the team providing fantastic live coverage of 'The Greatest Show on Earth'

The Champion In All of Us

A big thank you to all the London 2012 athletes and coaches who have given lovely feedback after receiving their copies of Steve's book ahead of the Games

Olympic Torch Bearer

Steve was truely honoured and really enjoyed his moment to shine in Ramsgate on the 19th July 2012.  Click here to see a photo.  He also played a key role on stage as special guest at the Bexley evening torch celebrations 3 days later, where 20,000 local people gathered to welcome the flame to Danson Park.


Steve's 12 Rules For Success condensed into one short video.  View it here and then check out the corresponding 12 Rules assessment here.


Steve's Blog is now live

Click here to read Steve's blog on all things 'peak performance'.  The most recent is a sneak preview at Rule #3 from his book 'The Champion In All Of Us'


"Steve delivered a fantastic after dinner speech which was perfectly tailored to the audience of local clubs, coaches, volunteers and schools. He was more than willing to pose for photographs and discuss any questions with the audience afterwards. A really enjoyable speech by a thoroughly nice guy!" Lucy Gallagher
Marketing and Research Officer
County Durham Sport
"Steve Backley Started our day with a bang, great motivational speaker that connected with every age group in the room which as they ranged from 16 to 87 took some doing!" Leigh Beard -
Director of Corporate services NHS / PCT
"I just wanted to say how lovely it was to meet with you and to let you know that you were great today and the client was very happy. They will get some good coverage from this" Clare Rahman - absolute agency
"Steve I just wanted to say a big thank you for all you did on Friday, you were terrific. And it was great to get to see you again" Bob Diamond - Medway Council
"The client was absolutely 'bowled over'. Steve was just fantastic, a brilliant genuine guy with such clear focus who delivered everything they hoped for. Thank you Steve again for a very good job, and thank you Jenny too for all your help" Lisa Norman - JLA
"Steve was brilliant, these events are particularly tough because we never know who the winners are going to be so it can quite a tough crowd but Steve made everybody feel at ease and made sure everybody got involved with the event. We would recommend Steve without hesitation. Many thanks" Gala Bingo
"Steve Backley bought our campaign to life, inspiring the press and public alike. He demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism throughout the campaign and was a pleasure to work with!" South Eastern Trains


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LONDON 2012 - An insight from the FRONT LINE. Click here for more information. PDF opens in new window
The official website of Steve Backley OBE, former javelin World Record Holder. Steve's diverse work involves public speaking, mentoring, writing books and media appearances. The ALL NEW Ecoaching platform iPerform now has a FREE trial!

Corporate Speaking20 years of competing against the best athletes in the world has given Steve the ability to understand and explain what it takes to cope with immense pressure.

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Corporate Coaching"Winners are made not born. I have proved and can teach you the tools I used to access a level of performance that can help maximize your potential as an individual and as a team...?/span> - Corporate Coaching

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As an expert in the field of peak performance, Steve has terrific
insight into what it takes to reach your full potential.  Following on from

‘The Winning Mind? Steve’s latest book was written to capture the essence of an Olympic journey during the hugely successful London Olympic Games.  ‘The Champion In All Of Us: 12 Rules For Success?is a maze of ideas to help turn dreams into reality.  For more information about

the book click here.

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