In this section of the Geordie website directory we will provide you with information about Geordie sports stars & legends (who are not Geordie footballers 😛 ) such as;
The Geordie sports stars links featured above have managed to reach the top level of their particular sport, whether that is an Olympic, World or Commonwealth Medal or reaching the top level of their chosen sports.
We understand that there are of course more Geordie sports men and women who have reached the pinnacle of their sports careers, however, unless the stars have a (personal website we can send people to) then we have decided to only show those where we have “been able” to source a decent video clip of.
Scroll down or click the links above to view our sporting legends information.
If you think someone is missing from this section please feel free to contact us with some details for us to check out.
We are in the process of updating all the missing/old/outdated links, so if somethings not working, why ah no man, am on it 😛
Brendan Foster – Geordie Athlete
Brendan Foster of Gateshead Harriers is one of our most successful Geordie athletic stars , competing in an incredible 3 Olympic Games.
Amongst Brendans other medals are a Bronze Olympic medal, 2 European Championship medals (1 Gold ) and 4 Commonwealth Games medals including a Gold. Brendan also broke world records for the 2 miles at Crystal Palace and the 3000 Metres at his Gateshead home track.
Steve Cram – Geordie Athlete
Between 1982 and 1987 Gateshead born Geordie sporting hero Steve Cram ( Jarrow and Hebburn Athletic Club ) who is now a BBC sports commentator took on the task of overcoming the mighty runners Steve Ovett and Seb Coe.
Steve went on to win a Gold medal in the world championships (1500m), 2 Gold medals (1500m) and a bronze (800m) in the European championships, 3 Gold’s and a Silver in the Commonwealth Games (1500 & 800m), an Olympic Silver Medal and set 3 new World Records.
Joanne Conway – Geordie Figure Skater
In 1988 a 16 year old Geordie lass called Joanne Conway from the town of Wallsend in North Tyneside represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games figure skating section despite still recovering from a very serious leg injury just a week before.
Joanne also represented Team GB in the 1992 Olympics. Joanne was the British figure skating champion an incredible 6 times.
Steve Harmison – Geordie Cricketer
Geordie cricket hero Steve Harmison was born in Ashington and is currently playing cricket for Durham.
Being part of the England team that regained the Ashes In 2005 and his spectacular 7 wickets for only 12 runs over the West Indies in 2004, has undoubtedly meant that Steve Harmison has become part of both Geordie and English cricket history.
Mike McLeod – Geordie Athlete
Geordie sporting legend Mike McLeod from Elswick Harriers is still the only Briton ever to have gained a silver medal in the 10000 metres at the 1984 Olympics.
Mike won the first Great North Run in 1981 and won the Gateshead Saltwell road races for 14 years in a row.
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Chris Cook – Geordie Swimmer
After competing for Great Britain for nearly 10 years South Shields born Chris Cook hung up the trunks in 2009 and retired from international swimming. Chris’s brilliant swimming career saw him rise to being Double Commonwealth Champion, British Record holder, Commonwealth Record holder, World Medalist, European Medallist & Olympic Finalist.
Katherine Sarah Copeland
Ashington born Katherine Sarah Copeland is an English rower who won an Olympic Gold after she was selected to represent Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics in the Women’s lightweight double sculls with her rowing partner Sophie Hosking