May 11th
Lunch with Sir Steve Redgrave

Ever seen five Olympic gold medals, let alone touched them? That's 5 golds! Very few people in the history of sport can ever claim to have won so many which is why the London Sporting Club is delighted and honoured to have Sir Steve Redgrave as our lunch guest. One of the greatest Olympians this country has ever produced, if not the greatest, Sir Steve won five Olympic gold medals as a rower in five consecutive Games between 1984 and 2000, beginning in Los Angeles as part of a four, then again in Seoul in a pair, before teaming up with Sir Matthew Pinsent to win as a pair in Barcelona, again in Atlanta (Team GB's only gold medal at those Games) and finally in Sydney in a four. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner in 2000 and knighted in 2001, Sir Steve was also the last athlete to enter the London Olympic Stadium in 2012 bearing the torch. But there is much more to Sir Steve's story than "merely" being a multiple champion, including his incredible battle against illness and injury and a refusal to be beaten. This is far more than a sports story. Hear Sir Steve speak and learn about teamwork and motivation, inspiration and a winning mentality that refused to recognise defeat no matter what. Have your photo taken too with one of Britain's greatest sporting figures and be blinded by gold over a memorable lunch.

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June 21st
Lunch with Kumar Sangakkara

He is ranked 5th in the all-time list of runs scored in test match cricket, and second in the history of one day international cricket. Now the great Kumar Sangakkara becomes the London Sporting Club's June lunch guest in the month that the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy comes to England. The former Sri Lankan captain - who incidentally also holds the record for most wicketkeeing dismissals in ODI cricket - scored over 28,000 runs in all formats of international cricket and, along the way, became the fastest batsman in test match history to reach 8,000, 9,000, 11,000 and 12,000 runs. He also won the World Twenty20 Cup in 2014 and reached two Cricket World Cup finals in 2007 and 2011. Now scoring runs for fun playing all forms of cricket for Surrey, "Sanga" is also one of the most intelligent and erudite figures in world cricket, the youngest person and the first active international player to ever deliver the prestigious MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture whilst also being heavily involved in charity and politics back in Sri Lanka. Listen to the great man deliver verbal cover drives, square cuts and hooks, have your photo taken with cricketing deity and enjoy another memorable lunch with a quite remarkable sportsman.

July 11th
Lunch with David Coulthard

In the week of the British Grand Prix who better to meet and be entertained by than David Coulthard, the winner of 13 Formula One Grands Prix including the British Grand Prix twice, 535 points and achieved 62 podiums in a 15-year career in F1 that saw him race for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull against all the greats of the 1990’s and Noughties? DC is now a popular commentator and analyst for Channel 4 TV but his story is utterly compelling for anyone into sport, let alone motor racing. A thoroughly entertaining individual with a mischievous sense of humour, sit back and enjoy DC’s company, story and take on all the drivers past and present just days before the chequered flag is raised once again at Silverstone.

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August 10th
Lunch with Michael Johnson

In the week of the world athletics championships taking place in London we are honoured to be staging a lunch with one of the greatest track and field stars of all time, Michael Johnson. The American superstar helped himself to four Olympic gold medals in the 200, 400 and 4 x 400m relays at the Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Games, as well as a "mere" nine world titles. He also held the world records in the 200 and 400m for 12 and 17 years respectively, the former finally falling to a certain Usain Bolt. Following his success at the Atlanta Olympics, where he was the face of the Games and wore golden spikes, Johnson became the sport's first "million dollar athlete." Since his retirement he has become not only one of the most respected figures in the sport but a familiar face and voice on BBC TV, where he has built up a reputation as one of the best and most authoritative pundits in British sports television. Come and meet the great man in the flesh, have your photo taken with track and field royalty and listen to his compelling story.

PAST EVENTS

Lunch With Eddie Jones
(April 25th 2017)

The London Sporting Club were delighted to host our first monthly sporting lunch (April 25th 2017) with the England rugby head coach, Eddie Jones, as main guest....

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