Brooks International Speakers Bureau Helping Event Planners Hire Inspiring Olympic Keynote Speakers

15-Aug-2012 | News-Press Release

In honor of the 2012 London Olympics, Brooks International Speakers Bureau would like to take this opportunity to highlight extraordinary past Olympians. Olympians inspire all of us with their stories, courage, strength and perseverance.

Brooks International Speakers Bureau has access to the world’s most impressive, inspiring and motivational Olympic athletes and can help you select the perfect person to book for your next event. Here are our top 10 Olympian speakers.

1) Shannon Miller
Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Gymnast in American History. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time Gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual (2006) and Team (2008)). Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals. Over half of these have been gold. Shannon is now an advocate for the health and wellness of women and children.

2) Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton is one of the most sought after keynote speakers and most popular figure skating stars in the world today. He won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo. To add to a remarkable list of achievements, which now includes over 70 titles, awards, and honors, in 1990, Scott was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. In that same year, he also became a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. In addition, Scott is a Network TV skating commentator, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, philanthropist, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor. His motto is: “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

3) Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm is widely recognized as the world's best all-around women's soccer player. She played with the U.S. Women’s National Team for 17 years, building one of the biggest fan bases of any American athlete. She won two World Championships and two Olympic Gold medals. Her records in appearances and goals, MVP awards and overall performance have put her at the top of the sport.

4) Oscar De La Hoya
During his career, boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya defeated seventeen world champions, won ten world titles in six different weight classes and won the United States' only gold medal for boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His is known as“The Golden Boy” of boxing. De La Hoya is one of the most respected boxers of all time, with a tremendous appeal to a broad audience of fans.

5) Dara Torres
Dara Torres broke barriers when she competed in her 5th Games and became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics in 2008. Dara is also a mother and role model to her young daughter and to all working mothers. She is the worldwide spokesperson for McDonald's "Champions of Play" Campaign which encourages a balanced approach to nutrition and activity for children. Olympian, author, mother, and role model, Dara Torres is many things to many people, but above all she is an inspiration.

6) Dominique Dawes
Dominique Dawes is an Olympic gymnast who competed in three Olympic Games, winning team medals in all three Olympic Games and was the female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal. After retiring, Dawes has found a new passion empowering others. She is an accomplished motivational speaker, speaking to audiences of hundreds and thousands on topics focusing on passion, leadership, teamwork, health, fitness and wellness.

7) Amanda Beard
Amanda Beard made her first Olympic appearance in 1996, when she won one gold and two silver medals. She went on to win a gold, two silver and a bronze at the following two Olympic Games. She is the winner of eight national titles and a former world-record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke. A mother of one, Amanda connects with mothers and fans by actively blogging about her passion for raising her son, sharing ups and downs through the journey of motherhood, recipes and workouts for followers to try.
8) Janet Evans
Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Janet Evans is considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, and much to the world's delight, she's back in the water. Celebrating her 40th birthday and her comeback in the same year, Janet is currently training after taking off one of the longest competitive retirements on record. As a wife, mother, business woman and training athlete, Janet fells more balanced and complete than ever. A highly requested motivational speaker, she relates to audiences of all backgrounds encouraging them to reach their goals in any stage of life.

9) Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi is a keynote speaker who truly makes a difference. Whether he is candidly discussing his illustrious tennis career, sharing insights and experiences from his own life, or explaining the goals and successes of his highly-regarded charitable foundation, Mr. Agassi has a warm, engaging presence that sets him apart from other celebrity speakers.

10) Ervin “Magic” Johnson
Few athletes are truly unique, changing the way their sport is played with their singular skills. Earvin "Magic" Johnson was one of them. He was a 12-time All-Star and a nine-time member of the All-NBA First Team. He stunned the world during the 1991-1992 season with his announcement of his retirement before the season began, due to testing positive to the HIV Virus. Magic started his own foundation called The Magic Johnson Foundation which was established in 1991 as a single-disease organization that worked to raise funds for community-based organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs.

Let Brooks International Speakers Bureau help you select and book the perfect Olympic speaker for your next event.

About Us:
Brooks International Speakers & Entertainment Bureau - With 25 years of experience, we excel in pairing groups with just the right person for every kind of event. Our extensive knowledge of talent, speakers, thought leaders, entertainment and sports is what separates us from the other bureaus in the business.

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Brianna Harcourt
Brooks International Speakers & Entertainment Bureau
763 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
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