Eddie Edwards

The UK license was with Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (real name Michael Edwards), who was a British Olympic ski-jump competitor, whose fame arose from the Calgary Winter Olympics of 1988. He finished last in both the events he entered, and was the reason for a qualifying limit being added for the event immediately afterwards. He was not built for ski-jumping, and was entirely self-funded, and as such his self-effacing personality briefly made him a celebrity.

Contributed by Martin Smith (62968) on Jan 23, 2006. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (165962)]. -- edit trivia