Famous Sports People
We've got footballers, tennis players, athletes, golfers ... all sorts of famous sports people here for the kids to explore. For each one you'll find a short, easy-to-read biography, colouring page and poster, writing page and fact-finding worksheet, and "learn to draw" tutorial!
- Andy Murray - British tennis player, 2013 winner of Wimbledon
- Carl Lewis - American athlete and 10-times Olympic medal winner
- Cathy Freeman - Australian athlete and Olympic gold medal winner
- Chris Hoy - Most successful Olympic cyclist of all time
- Daley Thompson - British decathlete and winner of Olympic medals
- Dhyan Chand - Indian field hockey player and Olympic team captain
- Emil Zatopek - Czechoslovakian long distance runner, 1952 Olympics
- Fanny Blankers-Koen - Dutch Olympic heroine
- Haile Gebrselassie - Inspirational Ethiopian long-distance runner
- Ian Thorpe - Australian swimmer, nicknamed 'the Thorpedo'
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Record-breaking, medal-winning US heptathlete
- Jenny Jones - winner of GB's first ever snow medal at Sochi 2014
- Jesse Owens - hero and most successful athlete at the 1936 Olympics
- Kelly Holmes - winner of 2 gold medals in Olympics 2004
- Lasse Viren - winner of 4 gold medals for Finland in the 1970s
- Mark Spitz - won an incredible 7 gold medals in 1972 Olympic swimming
- Michael Johnson - 4-times Olympic gold winner, record-beating sprinter
- Michael Phelps - Winner of 14 Olympic gold medals in swimming!
- Muhammad Ali - champion heavyweight boxer with character!
- Nadia Comaneci - first female gymnast to score an Olympic perfect 10
- Olga Korbut - star of the gymnastic arena in the 1972 Olympic Games
- Sebastian Coe - athlete, MP and Chairman of London 2012
- Steve Redgrave - Champion in rowing in 5 Olympic Games!
- Tanni Grey Thompson - 11 times Paralympic gold medal winner
- Usain Bolt - Jamaican sprinter who wowed at 2008 and 2012 Olympics
Some of the all time greats!
Not A Footballer Himself ...
...but a much admired supporter of football and polo, owner of Leicester City Football Club.
A Famous Golfer
For previous generations, Jack Nicklaus was the most famous golfer. For this generation, it's all about the remarkable Tiger Woods!
Famous Tennis Players
All these tennis players have been Wimbledon Champions on more than one occasion - and a lot more besides!