The World’s most famous non winner at the 1988 Winter Olympics
Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie The Eagle Edwards, is a British skier and ski jumper who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping – the world’s favorite ski-jumper – came back to Britain several years ago after spending three years living and working in Lake Placid, New York State.
Eddie The Eagle Edwards story is Blockbuster Movie Magic…
The story of how Eddie The Eagle Edwards became an unlikely superstar has now been made into a big budget movie, but to have the story be told by the man himself is even better. In the movie “Eddie The Eagle”, he is played by Merseyside actor Taron Egerton but on seeing the man himself, you will find yourself and the rest of your audience in stitches. A former plasterer, Eddie had to self fund his Olympics dream and endeared himself to the public after a series of less than competitive jumps left him in last place. Now a trained lawyer, he works as a sports agent.