Adrian Warner has more than 30 years of writing experience for global news organisations and can bring expertise of reporting from 8 summer Olympics, 6 Winter Games, and 5 World Cup finals to your organisation or event. He has reported on every major sport — from athletics, swimming, soccer and rugby to skiing, ice hockey and table tennis.
In 2015 he worked for the official news service of the Rugby World Cup in England, providing reports and analysis for the World Rugby website. He played a similar role at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, covering athletics and rugby sevens, and also worked for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympics in Norway, providing content for the official Games website.
He has an eclectic range of clients — for both writing and sub-editing — from Reuters news agency and the Canadian Press to Families Magazine, the Daily Telegraph website and the Around the Rings specialist Olympic website.
During 2015 he was also involved in a major copywriting project for the University of East London involving a wide range of subjects.
Adrian first went to Fleet Street in 1986 and began his writing career at Reuters. He was posted to Germany in 1988 where he was one of two specialist sports correspondents based in mainland Europe, covering a wide range of sports as well as the business and politics of sport. He also covered general news events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall during nine years based in Germany.
In 1996 he was appointed International Olympic Committee correspondent, reporting from key meetings around the world. After returning to London in 1997, he ran Reuters coverage of rugby worldwide as well as working as a chief sub-editor on the London global editing desk.
In 2002 he joined London’s Evening Standard newspaper as sports news correspondent. In 2006 he was voted Sports News Reporter of the Year by the UK’s Sports Journalists’ Association (SJA) for exclusive stories about EU policy on football and football agents.
Adrian was the paper’s leading writer on London’s successful Olympic bid, about which he co-wrote a book with former BBC Sports Editor David Bond and public relations expert Mike Lee of Vero Communications (below).
Lee says: “Adrian has a real passion for Olympic sport and worked so hard to help me capture the amazing story of this particular Olympic race.” (The Race for the 2012 Olympics, published by Virgin Books).