Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is Great Britain’s first Olympic Ski Jumper.
Ranked 55th in the world, this qualified Eddie as GB’s only candidate for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
With the UK public backing the plasterer from Gloucester, Eddie hit the slopes pursued by the international press & media.
During the Games, Eddie competed in the 70m and 90m events but unfortunately came last in both.
Although he didn’t win an Olympic Ski Jumping medal, he did win a place in the hearts of spectators around the globe. The public loved Eddie, ultimately due to his lack of success, but more importantly, due to his determination and ‘have a go’ attitude.
During the Winter Games closing ceremony, the Organising Committee President, Frank King, singled out Eddie “At these Games, some competitors have won gold, some have broken records, and some of you have even soared like an eagle.”
Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – The Celebrity:
After appearing at the Winter Games, Eddie instantly became a global celebrity.
Since 1988, Eddie The Eagle continues to appear in advertising campaigns, make personal appearances and deliver motivational and after-dinner speeches around the world.
A TV regular, Eddie competed on BBC1’s Let’s Dance and won BBC’s Winter Wipeout and ITV’s Splash.
Furthermore, Eddie was the jump coach on Channel 4’s The Jump.
A major movie based on the story of Eddie Edward’s inspirational life story was released worldwide. The film Eddie The Eagle, starred Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.
His speech is an entertaining and inspiring presentation on how to succeed against all the odds. You’ll learn how this Eagle landed on his feet, even if it wasn’t in quite the same style as his sporting rivals!
As well as speaking and appearances, Eddie is available for media opportunities and brand partnerships.
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