Sir Steve Redgrave
One of the greatest Olympians, winning rowing gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, beginning with the coxed fours in 1984 in Los Angeles and finishing with the coxless fours in Sydney in 2000. Sir Steve received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2001 and is now a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy. He is also a trustee of Comic Relief and supports his own Steve Redgrave Fund. Since being diagnosed with diabetes in 1997, he has become an inspiration to other sufferers and is a Vice-President of Diabetes UK.