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Eddie The Eagle (2016)

I was 12 years old when Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards became a media sensation here in the UK (and, I guess, worldwide). He was a British ski-jumper, which made him the only British ski-jumper anyone had even heard of in over fifty years, and…

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

In 1988, Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards became the first ski jumper to represent Great Britain in the Olympics. Despite being short on funds, long-sighted and handicapped by his weight, he managed to break a ski jump record and capture the…