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Sir Steve: Go for gold
Bermuda Sun
10 April 2013

Sir Steve's message to young Bermudian athletes dreaming of Olympic glory is simple - believe.The island's only medal arrived in 1976 when boxer Clarence Hill claimed bronze in Montreal, although Bermuda remains the smallest population to... [more]

Oarsome! Sir Steve Redgrave backs West Ham's move to the Olympic Stadium
Daily Mirror
2 April 2013

Sir Steve comments on the venue for London 2012 living on in renovated form rather than being ripped down and replaced... [more]

Sir Steve's rowing club receives £1m grant
BBC
15th March 2013

Olympic gold medallists have celebrated at a rowing club in Berkshire to mark its receipt of a £1m lottery grant. Sir Steve Redgrave and Katherine Grainger attended Marlow Rowing Club after it received the sum from the Iconic Facilities Olympic legacy fund... [more]

Steve takes to Brazil's Olympic rowing course
Laureus
11 March 2013

Steve Redgrave, the legendary British rower who won five gold medals at five successive Olympiads, took to the water on Brazil's Olympic rowing course and revealed he was so impressed with the venue that he might consider coming out of retirement in order to compete in 2016.... [more]

All in the name of Comic Relief!
Chortle.com
28 February 2013

Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent while Peter Kay has been riding around Lancashire on a motorised red sofa and Sir Steve has got back in a boat to tow him out to sea! It can only be Comic Relief...... [more]

Fantastic opportunity to play 4 ball with Sir Steve
Disability Snowsport UK
17 February 2013

Sir Steve has put his love of golf and his love of skiing together to offer Disability Snowsport UK the opportunity to auction a 4 ball match with Sir Steve, including lunch at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Course... [more]

'An Evening With' - A line-up of sporting giants
Peterboroughtoday.co.uk
16 February 2013

Sir Steve Redgrave, Geoffrey Boycott, Jason Leonard and three members of England's 1966 World Cup winning team are in the line-up of sporting giants to appear across several dates in 2013 to talk about their life and career in sport.... [more]

Olympic silver medal rowing cox Acer Nethercott dies at 35
Daily Telegraph
27 January 2013

Beijing Olympic silver medallist and multiple Boat Race cox Acer Nethercott has died aged 35, of an aggressive brain cancer that he nevertheless fought off for several years. ... [more]

Steve welcomes news of council approval for new £2.5million Marlow Rowing Club
Maidenhead Advertiser
17 January 2013

The former Marlow Rowing Club building will have a new £2.5million facility after it was destroyed in a fire in August 2011. Royal Borough councillors approved the plans at a meeting in Maidenhead Town Hall last night.... [more]

London 2012 games created a generation of superstars and transformed the way the world views us
Daily Telegraph
3 January 2013

The Olympics changed Britain. Before those mad, magnificent two weeks in London last summer, the general perception of the British Olympian was of a gallant loser - high on pluck, low on medals. And those that did win seemed almost ashamed to do so, as if they were cowed by their own success.... [more]

Sir Steve congratulates Debbie Flood on new appointment
Leander / Row2k
7 December 2012

Debbie Flood, the Olympic double silver medallist rower, has been appointed Captain of Leander Club, making her the first female to take the role in over 200 years.

'I'm delighted that Debbie's the new captain at Leander.' commented Sir Steve, 'She has had a hugely successful international career and she will be a great asset to the club in this position.

'I know Debbie will help to continue Leander's development of world class athletes to fulfil their potential at the very highest level. Many congratulations to her'... [more]

Join Sir Steve as he introduces new app
Apple
7 December 2012

Join five-time Sir Steve at the Apple store in Regent Street, London, as he discusses his career highlights and introduces his upcoming app... [more]

BBC Sports Personality 2012 shortlist announced
Daily Telegraph
26 November 2012

Bradley Wiggins, Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis lead a shortlist dominated by Britain's Olympic gold medallists as the BBC unveiled on Monday evening its 12 selections for the fiercely-contested Sports Personality of the Year award.... [more]

Sir Steve to support Cheshire Children in Need rowing challenge
Sportcheshire.org
8 November 2012

One of the biggest events staged in the North West for BBC's flagship fundraising event is recruiting rowers to take up a 24 hour challenge. Novices and experienced rowers are all welcome to row their way to a gigantic amount of money for Children in Need. To spur you on Sir Steve Redgrave and Rebecca Romero, our Olympic heroes are right behind the campaign to raise £250,000... [more]

Sir Steve speaks of vision to restore rowing club
Bucks Free Press
6 November 2012

THE new Marlow Rowing Club, once it is restored, will be an iconic sporting hub for future generations, Sir Steve Redgrave says. The five times Olympic gold medallist told the Free Press about his vision for the club at a star studded night with other Olympians... [more]

Sports Personality of the Year 2012:
Former nominees on panel

BBC
19 October 2012

Three former BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees are included on the expert panel that will determine the shortlist of 12 for this year's award. Sir Steve Redgrave, Baroness Grey-Thompson and Denise Lewis will be joined by Baroness Campbell, chair of UK Sport... [more]

Join Sir Steve Redgrave In His River Adventures
Appadvice.com
18 October 2012

Sir Steve Redgrave's River Adventure - Free Arcade Game by Appshen Limited is a universal endless runner, or more precisely, an endless boater game full of alligators, snapping turtles and swiftly flowing water. Don't get stuck on the wrong side of the river or you'll find yourself at the mouth of a hungry piranha.... [more]

Compete Against Sir Steve... on skis!
Skinews.co.uk
7 October 2012

You may not have a chance in a boat, but five times gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave will be joining Britain's greatest slalom skier, and our only downhill skiing Olympic medal winner, Alain Baxter, at this season's Crystal Ski Fest 2013 held from 16-23 March, so you can race him over snow! Of course you may still not have a chance...... [more]

Olympic greats at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Alfreddunhilllinks.com
3 October 2012

The line-up for this year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been announced. Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius will be playing with European Ryder Cup vice-captain Paul McGinley, while Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time with 18 gold medals teams up with Paul Casey. And Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave, who won gold medals in five Games, partners Scottish hope Colin Montgomerie, while leading Scottish player Paul Lawrie, winner of the inaugural Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2001, teams up his 17-year-old son Craig Lawrie.... [more]

Your Call Your Community
Liveunltd.com
25 September 2012

Your Call Your Community is your chance to be the change you want to see in your area. We're working in partnership with the Steve Redgrave Fund to give you the opportunity to change your community for the better...... [more]

As our Paralympians strike gold, the heroine of Munich Mary Peters is honoured
Belfast Telegraph
3 September 2012

Sporting heroes past and present were the toast of Northern Ireland after an Olympic weekend to live long in the memory. Dame Mary Peters was the star for a day of events in celebration of the 40th anniversary of her gold medal at the Munich Olympics.
... [more]

We must build on this success story to stay at the top
Daily Telegraph
12 August 2012

Every country that stages the Games tends to 'hold' its performance for the next four years. A huge amount of money is poured in during the build-up to a home Olympics and, naturally, there are very talented athletes who have just missed out on competing in London who will form the basis of our team in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. ... [more]

GB incredible - Sir Steve Redgrave on medal haul
BBC
5th August 2012

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave believes British rowing's record nine-medal haul at London 2012 may never be beaten. Britain qualified for finals with all 13 boats at Eton Dorney, winning four golds, two silvers and three bronzes. ... [more]

When your dream dies, there are no consolations
Daily Telegraph
4th August 2012

Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter were absolutely distraught at losing their chance of Olympic gold. I tried my best to comfort them afterwards, because they were convinced they had let everybody down. ... [more]

Drama, agony and ecstasy on final day of rowing
BBC
4 August 2012

Great Britain won two rowing gold medals in 20 minutes at Eton Dorney in the London Olympics to put them third in the overall medals table.The men's four triumphed, before the women's lightweight double sculls came home in front. The men's lightweight double sculls then finished second following a restart after their seat broke. ... [more]

Olympics 2012: Great Britain win four golds in 24 hours
BBC
3 August 2012

Great Britain made it four golds in 24 hours at the London Olympics to go fourth in the medal table as the rowers again delivered success at Eton Dorney. Three-times Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins took Britain's gold tally in London to six with victory in the double sculls. ... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave hails rowing silver
BBC
2 August 2012

Video; Rower Chris Bartley has become the first Welsh Olympic medallist at London 2012 with silver in the lightweight men's four. Bartley, along with Rob Williams and brothers Richard and Peter Chambers, were second in a thrilling race won by South Africa. ... [more]

Sir Steve: Wiggins is our most successful Olympian
Daily Telegraph
2 August 2012

Redgrave, who still holds the honour of winning the most Olympic gold medals in British history, praised Wiggins' cycling victory as an 'outstanding achievement'.
Appearing to graciously pass the unofficial title of Britain's greatest Olympian on to the next generation, he said; 'Obviously he's got more medals than me.' In the spirit of fun, he also donned a pair of false sideburns made out of tape in honour of Wiggins as part of the television interview. ... [more]

Sir Steve congratulates Heather Stanning and Helen Glover on Team GB's first Gold
BBC
1st August 2012

Great Britain claimed their first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics as rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning triumphed in the women's pair. The world silver medallists clocked a time of 7;27.13 to also become the first British female rowers to win an Olympic title. ... [more]

Sir Steve on Michael Phelps
Daily Telegraph
1st August 2012

He has been able to pursue multiple golds at his last three Olympic Games, and one might argue that this diminishes his place among the greats. But how do you rank greatness? ... [more]

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins smash Olympic record in rowing double sculls
Daily Telegraph
30 July 2012

Pushed by a helpful tailwind at Dorney Lake, Grainger and Watkins laid down their credentials for gold with an exceptionally dominant display. The duo have been unbeaten in the double sculls for two years and showed why here, eclipsing nearest challengers New Zealand by three lengths as they established an Olympic best time of 6min 44.33sec, beating the previous standard by almost five seconds.... [more]

London 2012: Sir Steve says British men's four face their toughest task
Daily Telegraph
30 July 2012

Its prestige is never greater than at Eton, where the home quartet will open their pursuit on Monday of an unprecedented fourth gold medal in succession in this category. Small wonder, perhaps, that Redgrave himself believes that Jurgen Grobler, the four's coach and his own long-time mentor, faces his 'toughest task'.... [more]

Sir Steve 'emotional' at torch role
Press Association
28 July 2012

Britain's greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, revealed that he was 'very emotional' when he carried the Torch into the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games.... [more]

Sir Steve excited by 'strongest' rowing team ever
Metro.co.uk
27 July 2012

The rowing competition begins tomorrow, with Britain looking to the likes of Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins in the women's double sculls to spark a medal haul. Sir Steve Redgrave, who won Olympic titles at five successive Games between 1984 and 2000, believes London could prove record-breaking for the current crop of British rowers.... [more]

Sir Steve carries the Olympic Torch along the River Thames
Sir Steve Redgrave
10 July 2012

The Olympic Torch has drawn crowds all over the country and today was no different. The Torch came to Henley on Thames, the location of Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world and the club supplying half of the 48 strong rowing team for this year's Olympic Games. With London 2012 just 17 days away, it seemed very fitting that the Torch should travel along the river in Henley, the site for the rowing in the previous British Olympics in 1908 and 1948.... [more]

Wimbledon - A rare treat
Sir Steve Redgrave
9 July 2012

It was great to be part of the excitement of the Wimbledon's men's final this year, especially with a Brit, in the form of Andy Murray, trying to end the 76 year title drought since Fred Perry won in 1936.... [more]

Glittering gathering of Olympians at Henley 2012
Row2k.com
29 June 2012

One of the three surviving Olympic rowing medallists from 1948, an Olympic champion from three decades ago - who will be in the middle of the action at London 2012 - and another who will be competing at Henley this year are among the 170 rowing Olympians who will gather at the Royal Regatta on Sunday. ... [more]

Henley Royal Regatta - The Qualifiers
Sir Steve Redgrave
22 June 2012

In this, an Olympic year, Henley Royal Regatta is playing host to 133 international crews. This is the second largest number of overseas entries in the history of the Regatta. These entrants, together with the 366 home crews, will mean that Henley is going to be a particularly busy Regatta this year.... [more]

Sir Steve gives summary of World Cup performances
BBC
17 June 2012

Mixed fortunes for top GB rowing hopes...... [more]

This team will produce more medals than probably any other rowing team in British history
Laureus.com
11 June 2012

Sir Steve believes the host nation's rowing team could be the most successful of all time. Speaking in an interview with Laureus.com, ahead of this summer's London 2012 Olympic Games, Laureus World Sports Academy Member Sir Steve predicts a record medal haul for the British rowers, of whom so much is expected this summer.... [more]

Sporting legends support future champions at Jaguar Academy
Jaguar Academy of Sport
11th June 2012

An incredible lineup of British sporting heroes have joined forces for an exclusive Jaguar Academy of Sport workshop to provide the chance for a new generation of young budding sporting talents to learn from their idols.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave reflects on 'fantastic' jubilee river pageant
Thisislocallondon.co.uk
10 June 2012

BRITISH people will be looking back at a very special summer, Sir Steve Redgrave said, as he reflected on the honour of leading the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and looked ahead to the Olympics. ... [more]

London 2012: A fight off should have been the deciding factor
Sir Steve Redgrave
8th June 2012

Sir Steve comments following the announcement that the British Olympic Association ratified GB Taekwondo's selection of Lutalo Muhammad ahead of world number one Aaron Cook for London 2012.... [more]

The Olympic Games are about more than medals
Daily Express
7 une 2012

FOR someone who has a larger gold reserve than most European countries, Sir Steve Redgrave does not put great store in medals. While winning became an obsession for Britain's rowing legend - he won five Olympic golds, nine World Championship golds and three Commonwealth golds - Redgrave says the 550 athletes who represent Team GB this summer should not be judged on gongs alone.... [more]

Sir Steve endorses David Tanner's bold prediction of six medals
Daily Telegraph
7 June 2012

'It's very bold of David - very unusual of him to aim at the higher number when he has targeted between four and six medals,' Redgrave, the five-time Olympic champion, told Telegraph Sport. So that means he believes we are going to do it, and I think we will.' ... [more]

Diamond jubilee celebrations throw spotlight on extraordinary individuals
Guardian
1st June 2012

As Olympian rowing knights Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent take up their oars on the Gloriana barge at the head of Sunday's 1,000-vessel Thames flotilla, Lieutenant Will Dixon, 28, will be settling in alongside them.... [more]

Why Aaron Cook is the right choice
Sir Steve Redgrave
31st May 2012

Having questioned the decision by GB Taekwondo to omit Aaron Cook from their four-man team for London 2012, many people are asking why. Sir Steve explains.... [more]

Aaron Cook is 'the only choice' for GB taekwondo team, says Sir Steve
Daily Telegraph
29 May 2012

Sir Steve Redgrave has called for Aaron Cook to be selected for the British Olympic taekwondo squad, describing the world No 1 as 'the only choice' for London 2012. The endorsement of Britain's most decorated Olympian comes as Cook awaits the outcome of a British Olympic Association hearing on Tuesday that could decide his participation in the Games.... [more]

Three World Cup gold medals 'slightly disappointing'
Metro
28 May 2012

Olympic rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave says the Great Britain team's haul of three gold medals from the World Cup in Lucerne was 'slightly disappointing
... [more]

John Carlos reveals the personal pain that inspired his famous black power salute
Daily Telegraph
18 May 2012

Sir Steve meets the man who became a symbol not simply for athletic courage but for the strength of the human spirit and tells how the story of John Carlos ranks as one of the most remarkable and moving in all sport. ... [more]

London 2012: start of the Olympic torch relay means the Games have arrived, says Sir Steve
Daily Telegraph
19 May 2012

Ever since 2005, when Jacques Rogge uttered the word 'London' when announcing the 2012 host city, the Games have seemed slightly unreal; sure, we have seen the glittering venues rise up in Stratford, heard the athletes outline their plans for gold medal glory and chalked off the landmarks - 1,000, 200, 100 days to go.... [more]

Steve and Matthew to lead River Pageant for Diamond Jubilee
Daily Telegraph
17 May 2012

Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent will be among the oarsmen powering the royal rowbarge down the Thames as it leads the Diamond Jubilee river pageant next month, the organisers have disclosed.... [more]

Official Sir Steve Redgrave autographed memorabilia
Innovative Sports
16 May 2012

In anticipation of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Steve Redgrave has partnered with Innovative Sports Limited to create a range of historic, authenticate memorabilia products commemorating his Olympic achievements. Each piece of memorabilia has been personally signed by Steve so that his fans can enjoy, share, and relive Steve's most memorable moments.... [more]

London 2012 Olympics: Sir Steve Redgrave urges BOA to fight back in battle against drug cheats
Daily Telegraph / Sir Steve Redgrave
2 May 2012

This is a sad day not just for British sport, but for world sport. The verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport is predictable enough but, in my opinion, marks a dispiriting victory for the drugs cheats.I was hoping the British Olympic Association bylaw, which bans athletes convicted of doping offences from competing in future Games, would be maintained because it feels in a way like one of the last bastions in the anti-doping battle, one of the final proper deterrents to would-be offenders. ... [more]

REDGRAVE: WORLD CUP IS GOOD MARKER
Sportinglife.com
3 May 2012

Sir Steve Redgrave has urged Great Britain's rowers to lay down a marker for the Olympics in the first race of this weekend's World Cup. The GB team will be at full strength for the first of three regattas, which starts tomorrow in Belgrade and finishes on Sunday.... [more]

Devizes to Westminster, what happened?
Sir Steve Redgrave
16 April 2012

At 125 miles long, the Devizes to Westminster race is unforgiving for the unprepared and the unfit. Had we done enough? The moment of truth had arrived.... [more]

Devizes to Westminster, a stroke to far?
Sir Steve Redgrave
2nd April 2012

With less than a week to go before I compete in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, I am starting to wonder if I am actually looking forward to this event. There have been many events recently. Sport Relief, check. My 50th birthday, check. Playing pom poms in Trafalgar Square, check. Don't ask! But throughout all events and diary commitments, I have felt the day of the race drawing closer and I am not convinced I am ready.... [more]

Brits are oar-some!
Daily Star
26th march 2012

BRITAIN'S greatest Olympian has hailed the current rowing squad as 'the strongest we've ever had' ahead of this summer's London Olympics. The ringing endorsement comes from Sir Steve Redgrave who won five Olympic rowing gold medals in five successive Games, beginning in Los Angeles in 1984.... [more]

Sir Steve answers your questions
Daily Mirror
19th March 2012

Ask your questions on the Mirror website and the best ones will be put to Sir Steve later this week... [more]

London 2012: Team GB Olympic & Paralympic supporters' scarf launched
BBC
1 March 2012

Supporters' scarves for this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games have been launched by the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations. The designs feature 900 figures, hearts and stars to represent the 900 athletes of Team GB and ParalympicsGB.... [more]

Olympic icon Sir Steve Redgrave brings science to schools
BBC
10 February 2011

Video - Every school in the UK will receive a free science experiment kit under an initiative launched by Sir Steve Redgrave at St Paul's Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets. The 'In the Zone' initiative brings hands-on science experiments into all UK schools ahead of the Olympics...... [more]

Laureus... a night to remember for all the right reasons
Sir Steve Redgrave
6 February 2012

It is generally accepted that the awards season's crowning glory is the Oscars, but if you're a sportsman, the Laureus World Sports Awards are the highlight of the calendar. Having been inducted to the Laureus Board last year, I attended my first meeting last week in preparation for a night... [more]

Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy honoured at Laureus as Djokovic is named World Sportsman of the Year
Daily Telegraph
6 February 2012

On an evening when England's greatest footballer, Sir Bobby Charlton, received a lifetime achievement award at international sport's biggest annual gala evening, two Ulstermen were saluted for their major-winning feats in 2011.... [more]

Stop making me favourite
The Sun
2 February 2012

STEVE REDGRAVE has told the bookies to stop making him odds-on favourite to light the Olympic flame - so he has a chance to achieve his dream. The five-time Olympic rowing gold medallist tops the list of names being tipped to light the flame at the Opening Ceremony in London on July 27... [more]

London 2012 : 'You cannot put a price on Olympic gold,' says Rafael Nadal
Daily Telegraph
13th January 2012

If you thought Rafael Nadal was slipping even just a little, then you should hear him musing on the possibility of achieving something utterly fantastic this summer. For mere tennis mortals, winning one Wimbledon in a career would be a dream fulfilled; here is a man who fancies he could win two Wimbledon singles finals in one glorious month. ... [more]

British medal hopefuls need to step up and perform
Sir Steve Redgrave / Daily Telegraph
4th January 2012

All the landmarks - whether of 1,000 days to go, one year to go or now, finally, reaching the year of the London Games - helps to 'ramp up' the event in everybody's minds. Such expectation is well-founded, because I firmly believe that our British team are capable of winning 50 medals or more...... [more]

Sir Steve to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
BBC
22 December 2011

Olympic rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year event.... [more]

BBC 5Live: Sir Steve Redgrave offers support to Man Utd's Darren Fletcher
BBC
20 December 2011

Sir Steve reveals he has spoken to Darren Fletcher after the Manchester United midfielder was revealed to be suffering from the same rare bowel condition.Fletcher is taking an extended break from football to try to recover from ulcerative colitis... [more]

50 stunning Olympic moments
The Guardian
7 December 2011

For the third part in the Guardian series of stunning Olympic moments, this week sees a look back at the moment Steve Redgrave won gold in Sydney - his fifth successive Olympic triumph.... [more]

A hacking good time
Sir Steve Redgrave
28 November 2011

When asked whether or not I would help to promote a holiday destination, it was not a difficult decision, particularly when the words golf and Bermuda were mentioned.... [more]

I'd swap all my medals just for the chance to row at London 2012
Evening Standard
8 November 2011

Sir Steve Redgrave may be the bookies favourite to light the 2012 Olympic flame but his advice is to not to put any money on him. Given that he has kept the opening night free from TV work the assumption is that on July 27 Britain's only Olympian to win five golds will enter the Olympic Stadium with the flame.... [more]

Countdown to London 2012: The future looks bright for Team GB
Sir Steve Redgrave
31 October 2011

As Sir Steve sets his sights on ten rowing medals for Team GB at the London Olympics, take a look at his considered comments just after the recent World Championships. (Scroll down to second diary entry.)... [more]

And now for something different... kayaking...
Sir Steve Redgrave
18 October, 2011

In my latest book, Greatest Olympic Moments, Birgit Fischer is featured together with her extraordinary Olympic medal haul, which eclipses my own and almost everyone else's with a total of eight Gold medals over six Olympic Games from 1980 to 2004. Her sport of choice was kayaking which, at the time of writing the book, was a sport that I had tried but had been unceremoniously dumped from the boat within four seconds..... [more]

Sir Steve on how Mark Spitz's magnificent seven inspired his golden dream
Daily Telegraph
7 October 2011

As Sir Steve's latest book, Great Olympic Moments is published, he reveals his most memorable and inspiring Olympic moments... [more]

Sir Steve delivers inspirational talk at St Andrews
Scottish Courier
5 October 2011

With excitement building towards London 2012, Sir Steve Redgrave, one of the country's greatest Olympians made a flying visit to St Andrews University to inspire staff and students... [more]

London 2012: Pressure? London is my big opportunity, says Sir Chris Hoy
Daily Telegraph
27 September 2011

By Sir Steve Redgrave; Sir Chris Hoy is in full flow at the Manchester velodrome, telling me of his hopes and aspirations for London 2012 with a passion so infectious that, even though it's 11 years since I quit competitive sport, it can even persuade a 49 year-old for one lovely moment to daydream idly about making another comeback... [more]

Countdown to London 2012: The future looks bright for Team GB
Steveredgrave.com
5 September 2011

by Sir Steve Redgrave
Since returning from the World Championships in Beld, Slovenia, I have been looking into our past results at the Olympics. Understandably, some of them are etched on my memory but I couldn't remember when the UK set the record for the most medals won in the rowing events.... [more]

Sir Steve hails British rowers' performance at Worlds
BBC
4 September 2011

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave has hailed Britain's record-breaking performance in the World Rowing Championships in Slovenia. Britain topped the medal table with a record 14 medals and secured qualification for next year's Olympics for 13 out of 14 boats. 'We have never qualified this many boats before, so to have 13 already through to 2012 is amazing,' he told BBC Sport.... [more]

Sir Steve expects GB to shine at World Championships
BBC
30 August 2011

Ever since the Beijing Olympics, every rower on the British team has believed they can win medals at major championships. They can't all win but it's a great attitude to have - there wasn't that belief when I started back in the 1980s... [more]

Sir Steve helps fire-hit Marlow Rowing Club
BBC
11 August 2011

Marlow Rowing Club has praised the 'heart-warming' response from the local community since its boathouse was gutted by fire last week.The damage to the club's buildings and boats prompted five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave to offer his help in rebuilding the club... [more]

Countdown to London 2012: Steve's Olympic diary
Sir Steve Redgrave
4th August 2011

As we countdown to the London 2012 Olympics, Sir Steve has decided to keep a diary in the year running up to the big event. Here, he shares his thoughts and experiences as he fulfills his roles as ambassador for Team GB for the British Olympic Association, President of British Rowing, ambassador for Visa, Worldwide Sponsor of the Olympic Games, commentator and pundit for the BBC and as a spectator and huge fan of the Olympic Games.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave devastated by fire at the club that launched him
This is London
4 August 2011

SIR Steve Redgrave says he's 'devastated' after the club which helped catapult him to five Olympic gold medals was badly damaged in a fire. Firecrews arrived at Marlow Rowing Club at about 4am today after a resident was alerted by the club's fire alarm... [more]

'Steve-bloody-Redgrave and that record!' One gold at a time, Ben Ainslie says
Daily Telegraph
25 July 2011

'Steve-bloody-Redgrave and that record! I always get that,' he laughed.
'But, honestly, I don't look at it as a target. God, yes, it would be unbelievable to achieve what you did but I can't afford to think that way; I just need to focus on the next goal. Which is London 2012 and I'm focused on nothing else but that.'


Steve-bloody-Redgrave. I've probably been the bane of plenty of athletes' lives down the years when multiple medal targets are bandied around, but it was funny listening to Ben because I could recognise a bloke who, having earned a silver and three golds in successive Games since 1996, certainly has the right mentality and approach to match and even go past my record, something I genuinely hope he does.
... [more]

Sir Steve: 'Games is our chance to get a generation out of the armchair'
Daily Telegraph
29 July 2011

As we approach the final year of preparations, the legacy of the 2012 Olympics is preoccupying us almost as much as the event itself. Which is as it should be.

When we invest so much in a two-and-half-week festival of sport, we expect to reap some longer-term benefits. Having said that, legacy is a problematic word, because it has so many elements to it.
... [more]

Sir Steve back British pair
Sporting Life
13 July 2011

Sir Steve Redgrave believes Pete Reed and Andy Triggs Hodge can overcome their arch-rivals from New Zealand and win gold at London 2012 - if they persevere as a pair. Hodge and Reed, Olympic champions as part of the men's coxless four in Beijing in 2008, have never beaten Kiwi pair Eric Murray and Hamish Bond.... [more]

Sir Steve rows at Henley Royal Regatta in memory of former British team-mate Andy Holmes
Daily Telegraph
28 June 2011

Emotions will be running high on Friday at Henley Royal Regatta, when British Rowing honorary president Sir Steve Redgrave takes to the water to commemorate Andy Holmes, his former crew-mate who died tragically of a water-borne infection last October.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave to row at Henley Royal Regatta in memory of former British team-mate Andy Holmes
Daily Telegraph
28 June 2011

Emotions will be running high on Friday at Henley Royal Regatta, when British Rowing honorary president Sir Steve Redgrave takes to the water to commemorate Andy Holmes, his former crew-mate who died tragically of a water-borne infection last October.... [more]

Room for improvement in search for Britain's future rowing talent, says Sir Steve Redgrave
Daily Telegraph
10 June 2011

Despite Great Britain's record haul of 17 medals at last month's World Cup regatta, Sir Steve Redgrave still believes that the national rowing set-up has room for improvement...... [more]

Redgrave supports Purchase and Hunter to regain form
BBC
1 June 2011

Sir Steve Redgrave believes world and Olympic champions Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter can recover their form in the two remaining World Cup regattas...... [more]

One week left for Olympic Park name competition
Wharf.co.uk
12 May 2011

There's just one week left for people to make their mark on London's history by suggesting names for five new neighbourhoods to be built on the Olympic Park. The 'Your Park, Your Place' scheme was launched in March, and names suggested so far include Redgravia, Hoy Gateway and Olympic Park Hill.... [more]

Sir Steve is named London Marathon's top celebrity fundraiser
Press Association
11 April 2011

Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave has won the race to be named the London Marathon's top celebrity fundraiser. The rower and five-times Olympic gold medal winner raised more than £1.75 million for his charity, the Steve Redgrave Trust, when he ran the marathon in 2006. ... [more]

"I am absolutely delighted to be an ambassador for Team GB in 2012 and can't think of any better way to support the team..."
Morethanthegames.co.uk
28th March 2011

HELPING HAND; Sir Steve Redgrave will lend his Olympic knowledge to great Britain's 2012 team as one of 27 ambassadors for the London Games.

The ambassadors will provide mentoring to members of the 500-strong home team, many of whom will be appearing at their first Olympic Games.... [more]

Video: Sir Steve talks about Britain hosting 'the greatest show on earth'
UK Foreign Office
14 March 2011

London Olympics - 500 days to go: In a Foreign Office film launched to coincide with 500 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, former British rower and five times Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave talks about the UK's passion for sport and his personal involvement in the 2012 Games.
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Sir Steve takes 2012 countdown to UAE
Sport360.com
5th March 2011

Sir Steve Redgrave, Great Britain's greatest Olympic Champion, is in the UAE on March 7 and 8 to highlight '500 Days to Go' on the journey to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

Visiting in his capacity as a 'See Britain Ambassador' ahead of London 2012, Sir Redgrave will meet a host of sporting bodies in the UAE, including the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Council Board as well as members from the tourism and investment sectors... [more]

Natalie Redgrave has the weapons to cope with pressure of living up to family name, says James Cracknell
Daily Telepgraph
4 March 2011

Natalie Redgrave was only a month old when she made her spectator debut at those World's, watching her dad win gold and break the world record with Matthew Pinsent. When Steve eventually hung up the Lycra babygro after the 2000 Sydney Olympics, we had both learnt so much from her old man.

Having accompanied Ann, also the GB team doctor, to many a training camp and despite Natalie's reticence to follow in her parents' footsteps, it was almost inevitable that her gene pool would be suited to rowing and medicine. ... [more]

Sir Steve elected into Laureus World Sports Academy
Laureus
February 7, 2011

ABU DHABI, February 7, 2011 - Five-times Olympic rowing gold medallist Steve Redgrave and Australian five-times motor cycle 500cc world champion Mick Doohan have become the newest members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique collection of the world's legendary sportsmen and sportswomen.... [more]

Take the daredevil route down the slopes
The Independent
January 2011

Chasing your mates around the Alps is one way of getting your ski thrills - but a real race is more exciting. Everyman competitions come in various guises, including charity relays, endurance downhills, party weekends, even a race-training holiday with the chance to beat Sir Steve Redgrave through the gates... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave praises fellow Marlow hero Andrew Strauss
Bucks Free Press
2nd January 2011

FIVE times Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave has hailed Marlow's newest sporting hero - England cricket captain Andrew Strauss. The riverside town's original sports icon, a lifelong Marlow Bottom resident, praised the batsman and his team after England retained the Ashes in Australia for the first time since 1986...... [more]

Sir Steve takes on Marlow Santa's Fun Run
Bucks Free Press
7th December 2010

More than 1,000 Father Christmas' could be seen running through Marlow yesterday morning including rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave.

Sir Steve ran the race with wife, Lady Ann, and son Zak. He came in just under the 30m mark and said; 'It was bit hard. I didn't train for it. I had a nice big bowl of porridge for breakfast this morning which wasn't the right thing to do.' ... [more]

100-year-old to compete in indoor rowing championships
Daily Telegraph
21 November 2010

The world's biggest indoor rowing event will see around 3,000 entrants competing in different weight and age categories. John Hodgson, from Cookridge, Leeds who celebrated his birthday in September, is to be the only competitor in the over-100s category...... [more]

World Rowing Championships 2010: Team GB
Daily Telegraph
5 November 2010

Britain's Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase added the world title to their Olympic gold with a superb performance to win the men's lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand, while Britain's women's quad sculls also picked up gold. ... [more]

Steve's former rowing partner, Andy Holmes dies aged 51
Daily Telegraph
25 October 2010

Andy Holmes MBE, the former pairs partner of Sir Steve Redgrave, with whom he won gold and bronze medals in the coxed and coxless pairs at the Seoul Olympics, died last night in King's College Hospital. ... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave joins Telegraph for London 2012
Inside the Games
23 September 2010

Sir Steve is to join Telegraph Media Group's (TMG) sports team as a columnist and ambassador in the build-up to London 2012.

Murdoch MacLennan, the chief executive of TMG, said; 'We are thrilled that Sir Steve has joined us...'... [more]

Ten years ago they were united by Olympic glory in Sydney. Now Sir Steve Redgrave speaks of his good friend James Cracknell's horrific cycling accident
Daily Mail
22 August, 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave shakes his head as he talks about the terrible injuries suffered by the man who helped him make Olympic history.

Redgrave is at pains to remain calm, but the horror of the accident that left fellow Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell facing a six-month battle to recover from head and brain injuries caused when he was hit by a passing truck while filming in the United States cannot hide the emotion in his words.

'I want him to get back to the James know and love,' said Redgrave last week.
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Sir Steve travels to India with PM in largest official visit since 1947
Bucks Free Press
29th July 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave has travelled to India as part of a huge delegation led by prime minister David Cameron.

The five-time Olympic champion has joined fellow athletes Lord Coe and Dame Kelly Holmes on the largest official visit since the British Raj fell in 1947.

The delegation arrived yesterday for the two day visit, aimed at strengthening relations with India.... [more]

How surgeons rebuilt Sir Steve Redgrave after his bike crash
Daily Mail
18th July 2010

While some of the world's most luminous celebrities volunteer their handprints to Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Sir Steve Redgrave, Britain's five-times Olympic gold medallist, preferred a different method of commemoration.

Last month, he embedded his face in the tarmac of a town in Maryland, USA. The dent to the road is undoubtedly still there. That was 18 stone of sporting knight hitting the deck. It would not have escaped lightly.... [more]

Redgrave is hurt in crash
Mirror.co.uk
23rd June 2010

Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave suffered several broken bones after being thrown from his bike in a race across America.

Redgrave, 48, who won five gold medals in rowing, broke two ribs, a cheek bone and a wrist.

He suffered a puncture in the Appalachian Mountains on the fundraiser. Redgrave said; 'Of all the things that could have stopped me - tiredness, fatigue, diabetes - a simple blowout on the front wheel at a corner can cause such pain.'
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Sir Steve Redgrave in hospital after U.S. bike crash just hours from finish of 3,000-mile race
Mail online
23rd June 2010

Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave suffered multiple broken bones after being thrown from a bike during a gruelling 3,000 mile race across America.
The 48-year-old, who won a record five gold medals in rowing, spent two nights in hospital after fracturing two ribs, his wrist and a cheek bone.
He was left with blood pouring down his face after he was sent flying head first over the handlebars of his mountain bike when he suffered a blow-out puncture.
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Broken bones for Sir Steve in American bike race
Bucks Free Press
Tuesday 22nd June 2010

A CHALLENGE dubbed The World's Toughest Bike Race has lived up to its tag after Sir Steve Redgrave broke various bones in an accident.

Sir Steve's team yesterday completed the 3,000 mile Race Across America - but with the record gold medal winner cheering his mates on from his stretcher.
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Sir Steve Redgrave injured in charity race
The Telegraph
Tuesday 22nd June 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave, the Olympic rowing champion, has been injured after crashing during a charity cycling race in America. The athlete suffered a fractured cheek bone, wrist and ribs after his front tyre blew in the Appalachian Mountains. He spent two nights in hospital recovering. ... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave injured during charity cycling event
BBC Sport
Monday 21st June 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave has been injured after crashing during a charity cycling event in the United States.

The five-time Olympic champion rower is thought to have suffered a fractured cheekbone, wrist and ribs after a tyre blew in the Appalachian Mountains. ... [more]

Lavasa ties up with rowing legend Redgrave for academy
Press Trust of India
14th June 2010

British rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave has been roped in to help India realise its dream of winning an Olympic medal in the physically exhausting sport by Lavasa Corporation for setting up a rowing academy in the Sahyadri mountains.... [more]

Land Rover to Sponsor Sir Steve Redgrave in The Race Across America Cycling Event
Truck Trend.com
Thursday 10th June 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave, one of the United Kingdom's most famous Olympic athletes, will be sponsored and assisted by Land Rover as he embarks on The Race Across America.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave looks forward to Marlow Regatta
Bucks Free Press
Sunday 6th June 2010

SIR Steve Redgrave has praised the 'huge commitment' made by Marlovians ever since the future of the town Regatta was threatened in 2001.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave visit to Russia to celebrate 150 years of Russian Rowing
Day Life Publishers
30th May 2010

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, his wife Svetlana, right, and Sir Steven Redgrave, English rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000, attend the first presidential regatta finals in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 30, 2010. In his youth Medvedev took part in rowing competitions. ... [more]

2012 Olympic Eton Dorney Lake rowing venue 'ready'
BBC News
Friday 28th May 2010

Construction work at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic rowing venue has been completed on time and on budget, the Olympic Delivery Authority has said.

Work to prepare the Eton Dorney Lake venue, on the Berkshire-Buckinghamshire border, near Windsor, began in 2009.... [more]

BID IS STILL SOLID - COE
Sporting Life
Tuesday 18th May 2010

Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave admits Coe's charm could help repair the damage to England's 2018 World Cup bid caused by Lord Triesman's bribery claims. Redgrave, who is also an ambassador for 2018, admits that Coe's influence could help regain any lost ground. ... [more]

REDGRAVE BACKS SEARLE
Sporting Life
Tuesday 18th May 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave is backing Greg Searle to round off his remarkable comeback by clinching gold at London 2012, 20 years after he first became an Olympic champion in Barcelona.... [more]

Olympic stars hit Kent fairways for Dame Kelly charity
BBC
17th May, 2010

Olympic rowing gold medallists Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent are among sports stars hitting the fairways in Kent for charity. About 20 athletes are raising funds for fellow Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes's charity, the DKH Legacy Trust, which mentors young sports performers.... [more]

Juice Doctor Delivers Refreshing News
Talking Retail
Friday 14th May 2010

Juice Doctor, co-founded by five times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, is launching their range of naturally isotonic everyday hydration drinks, with a new look and improved recipes. ... [more]

PROBABLY THE BEST TEAM TALK IN THE WORLD
News of the World
Saturday 8th May 2010

BEER we go! It's probably the best team talk in the world....

A host of English sporting legends - plus semi-naked Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling - join forces in Carlsberg's latest World Cup TV advert.

The 90-second commercial, screened for the first time yesterday, features five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, cricket hero Sir Ian Botham, 15-times world darts champ Phil Taylor, World Cup winner Jack Charlton, former world boxing champ Nigel Benn, ex-world superbike champ Carl Fogarty, snooker great Steve Davis, world-reknowned explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and rock giants Kasabian all giving Fabio Capello's England squad an inspirational team talk. ... [more]

New challenge for 'decrepit' Redgrave
Times Online
Sunday 2nd May 2010

BRITAIN'S greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, is coming out of retirement for one more big sporting challenge a decade after he won the last of his five rowing gold medals. Redgrave, who is 48 and an insulin-dependent diabetic, is to compete in a 3,000-mile cycle relay across America in June as part of an eight-man team.... [more]

London 2012 - 60 seconds with Sir Steve Redgrave
Yahoo.com
Monday 26th April 2010

Eurosport spent 60 seconds with five-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave and learnt a valuable lesson about 'pregnant' women.... [more]

Sir Steve's oarsome
Mirror.co.uk
24th April 2010

Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave along with other stars including comic Harry Hill and model Laura Bailey have helped the Fairtrade Foundation win a top gong.

The organisation, which campaigns for a fair market price for Third World farmers, scooped the Queen's Award for Enterprise. ... [more]

Redgrave backing for Searle return
Virgin Media
16th April 2010

Sir Steve Redgrave has backed veteran Olympic champion Greg Searle's bid to row at the London 2012 Olympics.

Searle won Olympic gold in Barcelona in 1992 with brother Jonny and cox Garry Herbert, and bronze in a four in 1996, before retiring after the 2000 Olympics.

Sir Steve, a five-time Olympic rowing champion and widely considered Britain's greatest Olympian, told the Press Association; 'A fit and strong Greg Searle is going to be a good person to have in anyone's team.'

He added; 'I think he retired too early. In rowing terms I think the world has seen three outstanding athletes.... [more]

Taking on world's toughest bike race
Henley Standard
Wednesday 7th April 2010

THREE members of a Henley rowing club have teamed up with Sir Steve Redgrave for the world's toughest cycle race.

The 48-year-old Olympic rowing champion and Upper Thames Rowing Club members Peter McConnell, Ian Neville and John Mottram aim to raise £100,000 for Sport Relief and the Steve Redgrave Fund.... [more]

Steve's toughest challenge?
Official Redgrave Crew Website
5th April 2010

Steve's latest challenge is regarded as the toughest endurance race in the world. Race Across America is a 3,000 mile cycle race crossing from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. Joined by a team of former rowers & friends, the crew of 8 will ride across 14 States, climb 100,000ft and encounter every extreme of weather.

The Redgrave Crew aim to raise £100,000 - £1 for every foot climbed - for the Steve Redgrave Fund and Sport Relief. The Steve Redgrave Fund uses the power of sport and sporting activity to bring about positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children.
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Redgrave named greatest English sportsman ever
More than the Games
1st April 2010

Already installed as the bookmakers favourite to light the Olympic flame at the London 2012 Olympics, Redgrave - who retired following his victory in Sydney - beat off the challenge of World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, decathlon legend Daley Thompson and sub four-minute miler Sir Roger Bannister.

'It's a great honour,' he said

'I'm very proud to be English, and to be voted ahead of some of England's all time sporting legends is fantastic.'... [more]

Redgrave named greatest sporting icon
ITN
1st April 2010

Five-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave has been named as the Greatest English Sporting Icon of all time.

Sir Steve beat off competition from sports legends including England's 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, Sir Roger Bannister the world's first four-minute miler, and David Beckham in the Commonwealth Games England national survey.
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Double First: Cambridge Boat Race Win
Varsity newsletter
3rd April 2010

Taking to the winner's podium, the team were awarded their trophy by Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave, who was immediately doused in winner's champagne. Reflecting on the race, CUBC President Deaglan McEachern stated 'it wasn't fun, but it was good!'... [more]

'Steve proved to me that back surgery should be the last resort - not the first', says Ann Redgrave
Mail online
3rd April 2010

A year after Los Angeles, Steve suffered an acute prolapsed disc in his lower back - when the soft inner part of the disc bulges out through a weakness in the outer part, causing inflammation and sometimes pressure on nerves. He was 23, and experts told him his career could be over.... [more]

Sir Steve to take on 'World's Toughest Bike Race'
This is Local London.co.uk
6th April 2010

OLYMPIC legend Steve Redgrave will swap boats for a bike when he undertakes a 3,000 mile ride known as The World's Toughest Bike Race.
The record gold medal winning rower from Marlow Bottom will be part of a team tackling the the Race Across America - which aims to raise £100,000 for Sport Relief and the Steve Redgrave Fund.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave to take on Race Across America
Road.cc
31st March 2010

The former rower has put together a team of eight ex-oarsman, including himself, to take part in the 3,000 mile race with the aim of raising £100,000 for Sport Relief and the Steve Redgrave fund.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave leads the way in Sestriere
SkiClub.co.uk
23rd March 2010

The event is joined by Olympians Sir Steve Redgrave and Ben Hunt-Davis who despite skiing not being their first sports are still as driven as if they were rowing in Sydney. In their eyes the only acceptable result is a win! Unfortunately for Steve his daughter Natalie beat him for the first time in the Giant Slalom.... [more]

£6m for after-school Olympic clubs
The Press Association
17th March 2010

£6m for after-school Olympic clubs
(UKPA) - 1 hour ago

Teenagers will get the chance to try out Olympic and Paralympic sports through a £6 million network of after-school clubs, Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has announced.

From this autumn term sports such as badminton, boccia, fencing, handball, table tennis, volleyball and wheelchair basketball will be on offer at the first of 3,000 clubs being set up in secondary schools and colleges across England.... [more]

Iraq War veteran Phil Packer and BBC newsreader Kate Silverton complete Three Peaks Challenge
The Telegraph
10th March 2010

For the final ascent up Mount Snowdon, the pair were joined by Sir Steve Redgrave, the Olympic rowing gold medallist, and Sir Clive Woodward the former England rugby coach. ... [more]

Sport Relief challenge on Snowdon
BBC News
7th March 2010

Iraq veteran Phil Packer was joined by Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave and former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward on the final leg of his three peaks challenge in aid of Sport Relief.... [more]

Jaguar Academy of Sport Launched by Living Legends of British Sport
The Autochannel
5th March 2010

LONDON - March 4, 2010; The Jaguar Academy of Sport was launched at a ceremony in London today by Sir Ian Botham, Gareth Edwards CBE, Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, Denise Lewis OBE, Sir Steve Redgrave and supported by David Beckham OBE by video message. These legends of British sport are the Patrons of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, which aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British sporting talent and success.... [more]

The Jaguar Academy Launch
PR Web
5th March 2010

The Jaguar Academy of Sport was launched at a ceremony in London today by Sir Ian Botham, Gareth Edwards CBE, Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, Denise Lewis OBE, Sir Steve Redgrave and supported by David Beckham OBE by video message. These legends of British sport are the Patrons of the Jaguar Academy of Sport, which aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British sporting talent and success. ... [more]

Redgrave out to play Williams gold card
The Independent
27th February 2010

Britain's greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, had a message of defiance on a morning when the team's yield of one gold medal from these 21st Winter Games severely threatened chances of improved financial support for the next challenge in Russia in 2014.

Speaking against the backcloth of the coastal mountains, Redgrave argued that extremely high ground had been reached here by one superbly competitive - and well supported - athlete.... [more]

Sir Steve Redgrave planning winter sports base
BBC Sport
25th February 2010

Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave wants to build a long-track speed skating venue in the UK - and house other winter sports in the centre of it... [more]

London 2012 - BOA taking notes in Canada
Eurosport Yahoo
21st February 2010

Five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave is part of the BOA's team in Vancouver and is advising Sir Clive Woodward, the organisation's performance chief, about the best way to prepare athletes for the pressure of the Games.

'You can really feel the pressure on the Canadians and there are a lot of lessons here for London 2012,' he said.

'I'm a pretty experienced Olympian but I've no idea what it's like to compete at a home Olympics.

'There have certainly been some interesting things to take away from Vancouver in terms of our preparation for London.'

Meanwhile, Redgrave predicted skeleton gold would fire up the British team, with further medals chances to come in bobsleigh, short track speed skating and curling... [more]

Amy Williams roars to gold for Britain
Reuters
20th February 2010

WHISTLER (Reuters) - Amy Williams roared to Britain's first Olympic gold medal in an individual winter event since 1980 in the women's skeleton on Friday.

Former rower Steve Redgrave, Britain's most decorated Olympian, greeted Williams after her final slide to glory.

'The first thing she said to me after was when does it sink in?,' Redgrave, who won five Olympic owing golds, told reporters. 'I said it never does. You can be world champion for a year but you are Olympic champion for life.'... [more]

Winter Olympics 2010: Amy Williams skeleton gold 'incredible boost for team morale'
The Telegraph
20th February 2010

Great Britain's finest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, has hailed Amy Williams' stunning victory in the skeleton at the Vancovuer Winter Olympics as a defining moment for the future of British sport. ... [more]

Amy Williams: 'It's been a great experience and I hope it never ends'
Reuters
22nd February 2010

She said she was startled to find herself talking to Sir Steve Redgrave in the wake of her triumph, then even more stunned to overhear an interview he was giving on the subject of Amy Williams. ... [more]

Vote for the Best of British
Weston Mercury
16th January 2010

Famous faces such as Frank Bruno, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen and Sir Steve Redgrave have been voting on www.greatbritishlife.co.uk to select their favourite heroes, inventions, food and places...... [more]

Olympians will take torch to home towns
Thisislondon.co.uk
6th January 2010

Five-time gold-medallist rower Sir Steve Redgrave could carry the flame through his home town of Marlow... [more]

5 Live listeners pick Sir Steve Redgrave
BBC
4 January 2010

BBC Radio 5 Live listeners have chosen Sir Steve Redgrave's fifth Olympic gold as the greatest sporting achievement of the decade 2000 to 2009.... [more]

Sir Steve skis Olympic Whistler
The Times
5th December, 2009

Jet lagged, we had woken at the crack of dawn (we'd flown in the night before) and in places the snow came up to our knees... [more]

Sir Steve backs basketball bid
The Times
2nd December, 2009

The ability to compete against the leading nations in your sport is imperative to individual and team development... [more]

My Week: Sir Steve Redgrave
The Times
14th November, 2009

You need that voice within that makes you overcome the worst adversity and get back on your feet... [more]

Active encouragement from an Olympic great
Southern Daily Echo
10th November, 2009

OLYMPIC legend Sir Steve Redgrave fired the starting gun on a new rowing initiative in Southampton yesterday... [more]

Interview: Sir Steve Redgrave
Wharf.co.uk
2nd November, 2009

He's an Olympic legend but for Sir Steve Redgrave it's Britain's future, not its past, that's important... [more]

I had huge belief but kept it to myself, says Redgrave
Reuters
26th October, 2009

Steve Redgrave was never a showman like Muhammad Ali but Britain' five-times Olympic rowing champion said he shared the same supreme self-confidence... [more]

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