Steve Backley media appearances



Below are a selection of recent media apprearances.


Steve Backley TalkSport

TalkSport - My Sporting Life

Click the logo to listen to the programme which was broadcast in February 2013.



Today's Golfer

London 2012 - Radio 5 Live Pundit

Steve was in the privileged position of covering the live action in the stadium at London 2012 as part of the team at Radio 5 Live.  Click the logo to listen to the moment Greg Rutherford jumped for Olympic Gold.



Today's Golfer

Today's Golfer

As a keen golfer, and in his capacity of President of The London Club, Steve is always happy to talk about one of his favourite past times!  Click on the image to read the article.


Image credit:  Todays Golfer, Bauer Media

Today's Golfer

Columnist - Metro

For the duration of London 2012, Steve wrote daily columns for London's widest read newspaper 

British Airways - Business Life Magazine

 August 2012 - Along with 2 other Olympic legends, Steve outlines what he believes Businesses can learn from Olympians for BA's in flight magazine.  Click on the logo to read the article

The Launch of Cadbury House - London 2012

 In the build up to London's Olympic Games, Steve was frequently asked to support the media and sponsors.  Here he takes part in the launch of Cadbury House in Hyde Park







Evening Standard Interview


"London 2012:  Our athletes need to make it happen".  Click the logo to read the interview.

What Sports Stars DO Next

BBC Radio - 'What Sports Stars Do Next'


Click the logo to hear Steve interviewed by paraplympic legend Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson In February this year.

Sportsvibe TV

Following on from the launch of Steve's book in March 2012, Steve was interviewed by Ian Stafford for Sportsvibe.  Click through to see the full interview.







Outdoor Fitness Magazine - June/ July 2012



Steve was interviewed for the magazine after the publication of his book, 'The Champion In All Of Us'


Click the image to see the PDF of the full feature.


Image copyright:  Outdoor Fitness Magazine, Bauer Media 



Steve is a regular guest on the show, and enjoys a bit of banter with hosts Andy Gray and Richard Keys

BBC London Radio Interview

 Click the logo to listen to Steve interviewed by BBC's Emma Jones




Sporting Chapters

 Steve features on Sky Sports 'Sporting Chapters'


Steve's book 'The Champion In All Of Us' launched in March 2012.  Here Steve discusses the book in the context of London 2012.


Click the Sky Sports logo to see the interview.




BBC Television

In the run up to London 2012, Steve offers advice to Kent hopeful, Martin Brockman.



Radio Guest

In addition to those listed above, Steve has featured on several other radio shows recently.



Kaymer and Backley face off in the Ultimate Driving Challenge.


World number one golfer Martin Kaymer and three time Olympic medallist Steve Backley compete in a multisport play-off as part of the BMW London 2012 Performance Team for the BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth. View the video or click the thumbnails below.

Martin Kaymer and Steve Backley
Martin Kaymer and Steve Backley face off in the Ultimate Driving Challenge. Photo Copyright © Action Images
Martin Kaymer and Steve Backley
Martin Kaymer and Steve Backley face off in the Ultimate Driving Challenge. Photo Copyright © Action Images
Martin Kaymer and Steve Backley
Kaymer competes with Javelin ace, Steve Backley at a PGA media day event in Wentworthface. Daily Mirror 21st April 2011. Photo Copyright © Action Images
Images copyright © Action Images
Steve Backley - BBC Sport Relief 2010

Sport Relief 2010


Steve pictured 3rd from left, as part of the Choir singing a special rendition of Always on My Mind for BBC sport relief Friday 19 March 2010.


Hall of Fame Award ceremony 2009 Hall of Fame Award ceremony 2009

Hall of Fame 2009


Steve gets inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame 2009.


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Photo credit, images right: Gwen Harris

Celebrity Britains best dish 2009

Celebrity Britains best dish 2009


Steve went up against Jenny Bond and Ingrid Tarrent in the hit TV show. Steve opted for a Blue cheese, cheese cake which divided the judges and was eliminated in the first round. Steve said, " I went for something unusual and knew it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea."


The Real Hustle


Click the video on the right to find out if Steve wins the bet on the real hustle show...

Pro Celeb Darts 2008

Pro Celeb Darts 2008


Steve teamed up with darts legend James Wade to win the Party Poker pro celeb darts tournament. After a 3-0 victory over Barneveld and Phil Tufnall in the Semis, Backley and Wade had to face Phil 'the Power' Taylor and Razor Ruddock in the final. It came down to Backley to throw the double which he did on his second dart to take the title.


"I took a step back during the final and looked around because I was in awe of playing with Phil Taylor and James Wade" said Backley. "I didn't think it could get any better, and then I hit the winning double!"

BBC 5 live Radio summarizer - Beijing Olympics

Steve Backley as part of BBC Media teamBBC 5 live Radio summarizer

Beijing was Steve’s 1st Olympics on the ‘other side of the fence’. Steve said, “I now get it, the Olympics that is. It’s enormous and it’s fabulous. I am so fortunate to have worked as a broadcaster at the event that I love so much.”


Columnist - The Times (India)

Columnist - The Times (India) during the Beijing Olympics


Newsnight August 2008

Steve appeared and went toe to toe with Jonathan Aitken to debate the issue of redemption. Aitken who learnt about it the hard way, in prison, believes in a second chance. The former Olympic athlete Steve Backley stood firm on the ground that once you have cheated, you should never be allowed back into the athletics arena as you have potentially life long benefits. A lively debate ensued...


All Star Mr and Mrs 2008

All Star Mr and Mrs 2008


Steve and his wife Clare, took on and won against Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina and Theo Walcott with his partner Melanie in the Saturday night classic TV show.


Steve said, “It was great fun and more importantly helped to raise money for a really important cause. We also got to meet two absolute legends in Theo and Robin.”


Dancing on Ice 2008

Dancing on Ice 2008Dancing on Ice 2008


He may have picked up medals at three consecutive Olympic Games but Steve faced his toughest challenge ever as he swapped his javelin for a pair of ice-skates.


"Being a complete novice, being six foot five and 16 stone did not do me any favours on Dancing on Ice. I was a complete fish out of water."


Steve did however manage to make it to a very credible week 6 in the 10 week show and survived a record 4 skate-offs.


They Think it’s all over – stand in Captain

Steve appeared many times on the hit TV show as a mystery guest, a panellist and as a stand in captain for Gary Lineker.

Weakest Link 2007

Steve appeared on the celebrity special of A Weakest link alongside Ricky Hatton, Peter Schmeichael and Mark Foster.

Question of Sport regular

Steve Backley as Question of Sport Mystery guest - May 2009Question of Sport regular

Left: Steve as Mystery Guest May 2009 and right: Steve alongside Matt dawson as captain and Harry Redknap


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