Olympic Medallists come to Gibraltar
Olympic medallists Roger Black, MBE and Steve Backley, OBE will be the VIP speakers at an Olympic-themed event hosted by International Law Firm, Hassans. The event will take place in the run up to the London Olympics, on the 12th July, at the Khaima at the Rock Hotel.
For fourteen years Roger represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 metre runner and as a member of the 4x400 metre relay team, winning fifteen major Championship medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold medals. His greatest individual achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metre Silver medal in Atlanta in1996.
As one of Britain’s most consistent and popular athletes for over a decade, Steve established himself as one of the all time greats of his sport, having been ranked in the world’s top ten every year between 1989 and 2002. Steve is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games. He broke the world record three times and was crowned ‘World Athlete of the Year’ by the UIAAF in 1990. Steve is one of the Olympic torch bearers for 2012, and one of the official radio presenters covering the games.
Javier Chincotta, Managing Partner, commented “It is wonderful and inspirational to see famous athletes as high profile as Roger and Steve come to Gibraltar to regale our guests with their Olympic experience. We hope the evening will be enjoyed by everyone and we hope to be auctioning off some Olympic goodies to raise money for charity.