- Duncan Goodhew: Olympic Swimmer.
"I just barely got through school. The problem was a learning disability, at a time when there was nowhere to get help." - Bruce Jenner"I firmly believe that deep in their soul everyone has a champion that can overcome obstacles and do great things." - Bruce Jenner
- Magic Johnson: Biography, Magic Johnson Foundation. You can buy posters, movies, and more of Magic Johnson at Amazon.
"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them." Magic Johnson: Professional basketball star
- Jackie Stewart: racecar driver
- Greg Louganis (Olympic diver)
- Dexter Manley: Washington Redskins
- Carl Lewis
- Chris Boardman
"I didn't really enjoy school and couldn't wait to leave. I was always particularly hopeless at Sports Day; all that running whilst balancing eggs on spoons". Chris Boardman: Cyclist, Olympic Gold Medallist
- Muhammad Ali: World Heavyweight Champion Boxer
- Nolan Ryan, Baseball Pitcher for the Texas Rangers
- Pete Rose
- Jodie Kidd
"I got used to being told off. If I wasn't told off every day in every lesson, I was in shock." She was suspended twice and threatened with expulsion. "I hated academic work". Jodie Kidd: Super-model. She flunked all her seven GCSEs apart from art