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Steve Cram

Steve Cram, Former Athlete, visits De Montfort University to give a free lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series 2010.

A legend on the running track, and now a successful television presenter and journalist, Steve Cram’s
sporting career, alongside Coe and Ovett, marked a period of unprecedented success in British

A Silver medallist (for the 1500m) at the Los Angeles Olympics, Steve also competed at the Moscow
and Seoul Games. He won six gold medals at Commonwealth, World and European Championships
and broke world records in the 1500m, 2000m and Mile distances. The latter record remained
unbroken for almost nine years. Steve was awarded an MBE and voted the BBC Sports Personality of
the Year.

Retiring from competitive athletics, Steve forged a career in broadcasting, journalism and sports
administration. He was the athletics representative on the British Olympic Committee and a key player
in the successful bid for the 2012 London Olympics. He is Chairman of the English Institute of Sport,
on the advisory board of the Tony Blair Sports Foundation and is a member of the Lottery Awards
Panel for Sport. Steve’s charity, COCO, helps children living in poverty throughout the developing

Steve’s broadcasting career includes spells at Eurosport and Channel Four. He is now the BBC’s
Chief Athletics Commentator and was on the teams for the Sydney and Athens Olympics and the
Winter Olympics. His radio work includes hosting the popular 606 programme for BBC Radio 5 Live.
He has written extensively in the national press and is The Guardian’s athletics columnist.


Steve Cram | talks


Date and Time:

8 December 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



De Montfort University
Hugh Aston Building
The Gateway
0116 257 7452

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Places must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces. To book a place, or for more information email Daniel Jones on djones@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 257 7452.

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