2013 British Olympic Ball Goes on Sale

24 July 2013 / 14:00

The British Olympic Association (BOA), and supporting partners BP and Nissan, are offering the chance to rub shoulders with Olympians past and present as tables and tickets for The British Olympic Ball are now on sale.

Being hosted at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane on 30th October, 2013, The Ball will be winter themed and celebrate just 100 days to go before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The event will be chaired by two of Britain’s most successful Olympians of all time, representing the best of both the Summer and Winter Games, who will both give speeches on the night.

Sir Steve Redgrave CBE won five gold medals in consecutive Games during an Olympic rowing career that stretched over 16 years and for many years he stood as Team GB’s most decorated Olympian ever.

Amy Williams MBE won Team GB’s first individual gold medal at an Olympic Winter Games for 30 years as she slid to victory in the bob skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Games.

The Ball will be attended by more than 400 guests as well as a host of London 2012 medal-winning Olympians and winter sport athletes hoping to be on the plane to Sochi in February 2014.

Live entertainment from music talent will be announced closer to the evening.

BOA Chairman Lord Coe, who will be attending on the night, gives his support to the event.

He said: “Off the back of the success of Team GB at London 2012, and with only 100 days to go to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on the day of The Ball, a new generation of athletes is emerging who have the talent and drive to inspire our country.

“Together, we have the opportunity to support Britain’s Olympic athletes by attending The British Olympic Ball 2013 – and in so doing, we will make certain Team GB continues to benefit from the world-class resources and support required to excel on the world’s greatest sporting stage, the Olympic Winter and Summer Games.”

Athlete Chair Sir Steve is looking forward to the evening and encouraged people to support Team GB.

“The British Olympic Ball has become a regular fixture in my diary over the years,” said the five-time Olympian.

“It provides the public with the opportunity to mix with some of the best sportspeople in the country and play a part in their quest for Olympic glory.

“It’s always a fun evening as athletes don’t often get to have a night off if they’re in a heavy training block so people get to see a different, lighter side to their personality.”

Williams, who is also a Team GB 2014 Ambassador, urged people to attend, highlighting the vital role of The Ball in sending Team GB to the Games.

“By attending the Ball you can know that you’re helping Team GB to be the best that our athletes can be,” said the Olympic gold medallist.

“We need to capitalise on the support Team GB received during the London 2012 Games and keep that feeling going to give our winter Olympians the best possible chance of succeeding.

“The BOA always does a brilliant job in putting on the Ball and encouraging people to donate. Winter sports don’t always get the same support that summer sports do so anything we can do to help them is always appreciated.”

For table bookings and further information, please visit www.britisholympicball.com or contact britisholympicball@fireball.co.uk. Gold tables are already sold out so make sure you secure your place at The British Olympic Ball soon.

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Notes to editors:

The British Olympic Ball is supported by British Olympic Association official partners BP and Nissan.

For further information please contact BOA Head of Communications Miriam Wilkens on 07768 775762, or email Miriam.wilkens@teamgb.com