Roger Black



Roger Black is one of the country's most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics. Born in Portsmouth in 1966, Roger was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and subsequently went on to read medicine at Southampton University. He is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, overcoming serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition to go on to become a world champion.

He won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals. His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships. He was British Men's Team Captain and was awarded the M.B.E. in 1992. 

On television Roger has presented for BBC South, BBC Breakfast News, BBC 6 O'clock News and News 24. In 1998, Roger was signed to BBC Sport and presented the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the World Athletics Championships 2001 in Canada, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2002 European Championships from Vienna and the World Championships from Paris 2003. 

In addition, Roger has appeared regularly on numerous prime-time TV programmes, including A Question of Sport, They Think It's All Over, Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Master Chef and GMTV. He co-presented the last series of Tomorrow's World and co-presented 4 series of the BBC's award winning City Hospital and appeared in the Superstars series.  
Roger continues his career as a television presenter, motivational speaker and conference host.


'All the feedback for Roger so far has been amazing. He’s probably one of the best/most popular speakers we’ve had. He was very sociable, his speech and videos went down really well and he very kindly stayed around afterwards to take photos and chat with our delegates. 
I would 100% use him again for one of our events.'
Senior Event Manager

Wilmington Health Care

"We have quarterly events and the majority of the feedback has been that Roger is the best speaker we have had!"  
"Roger was an excellent guest speaker and leads the way in style and content. He held the audience's complete attention with inspirational messages on achieving potential on both a business and personal level. There was something for everyone and his interaction with delegates was much appreciated."
Electrical Contractors Association
"We had really great feedback on your session and you tailored it really well for the audience, so our Dutch and Nordic colleagues were very positive too."  
"Thank you for attending our workshop and providing us with a really valuable insight into what it takes to succeed. Your presence and the content of your session set the rest of the event up perfectly."   Southern Water

Roger joined us alongside his business partner and fellow athlete Steve Backley on June 11th 2020 where they discussed their brand spanking new BackleyBlack- Mind Setting programme which draws from their own mental mindset that gained them all those Olympic medals! Comprised of bitesized online segments, alongside live sessions from the pair.

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