Gold Medalist Jonathan Edwards is Bruce Oliver's guest on the
Olympic Radio Series on Cruise with Bruce Radio - Olympics Radio Station - "The London 2012 Olympics:
Visit Britain, Venues, Sites & Sounds"
During the kick-off program, Jonathan and I talk about
his involvement as the Athlete's representative on London's Organizing
Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games. Listen as he talks about the
Para-Olympic Games, buying tickets, surprises, security and the weather.
Learn how the Olympic Committee has woven the International Inspire
Project for youth around the world into the event. Also learn how Queen
Elizabeth honored him in 2000 with the title of CBE and how he works
with BBC TV and the 2012 Olympic Committee. Jonathan and I also talk
about the London 2012 Festival kick off in Northern Ireland in the
Spring and how people can view the Olympics on large screen televisions
all over Greater London during the games.
Cruise with Bruce - Olympic Radio Premier - July 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Jonathan Edwards, CBE*
Jonathan Edwards is the Company's athlete representative
on the 2012 Olympic Board. having played an important part in the
success of the London 2012 bid as an Official Ambassador. He is Chair of
the Athletes' Committee of the Board.
Jonathan was Olympic Champion in Triple Jump at the Sydney 2000 Games.
He set the current world record for the event in 1995, and was named BBC
Sports Personality of the Year.
Jonathan is still involved with athletics as a member of the European
Athletics Council, in an ambassadorial role with the IAAF, and chaired
the group charged with establishing an Athletes Panel for UK Athletics.
He is a director of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, a trustee of the
Newcastle United Football Foundation and a trustee and member of the
Charity Committee of the Venture Partnership Foundation Ltd. He also
presents on television for the BBC.
Jonathan is actively involved in a range of charities, in particular
with AIDS orphans and an Outward Bound centre for groups of mixed
* LOCOG The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and
* CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Listen to the 13 weekly Olympics radio broadcasts on Cruise with
Bruce Radio to get the latest London 2012 Olympics news when host Bruce Oliver interviews members of the London 2012
Olympic Committee. During the series we will talk about
from London 2012 Olympics travel packages including: venues, lodging,
travel, events, tours, etc. Oliver will also be interviewing athletes
representing the United States, Great Britain and the world as well as
members of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Then Cruise with Bruce & Travel with Oliver to see the
Summer Olympic Games with special 2012 Olympic packages. On this
Olympics Radio broadcast we will
experience the sites and sounds from Greater London and England
to the London 2012 Olympic stadium when the games start on July 27, 2012. Stay tuned for discounts being
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In the next few months we will be adding the following
topics to our lineup:
Chair and former Olympian Lord Sebastian Coe
and former Olympian Jonathan Edwards unveil a prototype of the
London 2012's Olympic torch in London, England. Starting at Land's End
in Cornwall on May 19, 2012 more than 8,000 torchbearers will begin a
70-day relay carrying the Olympic Flame around Great Britain.
The Athletes' Committee looks after the interests of the athletes
who will participate in the London 2012 Games, and plays a leading
role in the development of Games services and policy on their
The Athletes' Committee was established in May 2009 and replaced the
former Sport Advisory Group. Between them, the members of the group have
competed at 22 Olympic and nine Paralympic Games.
Jonathan Edwards CBE – Chair
competed in Triple Jump at four Olympic Games, winning gold at Sydney
2000 and silver at Atlanta 1996. His world record jump of 18.29m at the
1995 World Championships in Gothenburg is yet to be beaten.
In 2002, Jonathan won Commonwealth Gold at Manchester and became one of
only four elite athletes to have held all four major world titles at the
same time: Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. A glittering
career in sport has been matched by his accolades outside the stadium,
including BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the IAAF's Athlete of
the Year in 1995.
Having retired from competitive athletics in 2002, Jonathan played a
crucial role in London's bid for the 2012 Games as an official
ambassador and is now a LOCOG Board member and Chair of the Athletes’
Committee. He also commentates regularly on athletics for the BBC.
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