Sport Speakers

Professional MCs, cricketers, motor racing stars, swimming legends, triathletes, NAB Ambassadors, Olympic Game champions, NBL coaches, football stars and more. Ovations has harnessed a global talent pool that can teach teams, trainers and teachers alike some of the hard-learned secrets of successful athletes the world over. Play smarter, not just harder.

Ian Botham

'Beefy' as Ian Botham was affectionately nicknamed by friends and contemporaries because of his ever-increasing girth was probably the most charismatic cricketer in the history of English cricket. A great player Ian Botham was undoubtedly the one genuine match winner that England had in their side during the 80's. He possessed an unbelievable almost surreal ability to turn the fortunes of a match ...

Ian Chappell

When world cricket's finest captains are discussed, Ian Chappell's name is invariably among the front-runners. The South Australian-born right hand-batsman captained Australia in 30 Tests between 1971 and 1975 and while he was in charge Australia didn't lose a series. Ian Chappell made his Test debut against Pakistan in Melbourne in 1964 and played his final Test against England on the same groun ...

Ian Healy

Ian Healy was a permanent fixture in the Australian Cricket Team from 1988 to 1999, missing just one Test - because of a broken thumb, and amassing five world records along the way. He holds the record for the most dismissals by a keeper in Test history with his final tally of 395 made up of 366 catches and 29 stumpings. But his record-breaking efforts extend beyond his skill behind the stumps. ...

Ian Kiernan

Ian Kiernan is the founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World - a community based organisation which aims to inspire and work with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. Clean Up Australia voices community concerns on the state of the environment and the need for ongoing care, while facilitating the restoration of environmental assets and assisting co ...

Ian Luff

Motoring expert Ian Luff has been involved in the driver development industry since 1972. Ian is not only a highly respected guest public speaker and presenter, he is a sought after radio personality, motoring writer and columnist, television commentator, and experienced motor racing competitor. A fully qualified engineer with an extensive background in sales and marketing within the automotive in ...

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe, who would later become one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known, had to first over come an allergy to chlorine. By the age of 11, Ian had outgrown the allergy. At 14, Ian made history by becoming the youngest male to ever make the Australian Mens' swim team. At 17, Ian was selected for the Australian Mens' Olympic swim team. He became the hero of the Games for Australia, a ...

Jackie Stewart

Known as "The Flying Scot", the former racing driver from Scotland is seen by many as the first truly modern professional racing driver. Jackie has done more than any man before or since to build a business life on the basis of his on-track record. Translating his legendary eye for detail from cockpit to boardroom, he has shared with the automotive industry the rich fruits of his racing experie ...

Jacqui Cooper

Jacqui is Australia's foremost aerial freestyle skier. She has won 15 World Cups, been World Champion in 1999, and World Cup Freestyle Champion in 1999, 2000, and 2001. An horrific knee injury suffered while training for the 2002 Winter Olympics postponed her aim to win an Olympic Gold Medal. Jacqui is back in training and the 2006 Olympics is her goal. Jacqui is vibrant and extremely positive you ...

Jakara Anthony

Jakara Anthony is an Australian freestyle skier and Olympic gold medalist. She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics, finishing 4th, the best ever result for an Australian female mogul skier. Anthony won the Women's Moguls event at the 2022 Winter Olympics. At the 2019 World Ski Championships, she finished 2nd.

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