Episode 22 – Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards

In Episode 22, we discuss Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards. “Eddie” took the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary by storm as England’s first, only, & best ski jumper. His determination led him to achieve his dream to become an Olympian, despite not really having a ton of talent. He’s a great example of doing your best and never giving up. TAKE A LISTEN TO EPISODE 22 HERE.

Eddie the Eagle Edwards

Sources:

  1. Eddie the Eagle, My Story, by Michael Eddie Edwards: https://books.google.com/books?id=e76lCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT12#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. Wikipedia, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_%22The_Eagle%22_Edwards
  3. Eddie the Eagle, Official Site, Bio: http://eddie-the-eagle.co.uk/bio/
  4. Daily Mail, EXCLUSIVE: I trained the hapless Olympic ski jumper Hollywood has turned into movie Eddie The Eagle – and even I couldn’t understand how he managed not to get killed, By Ryan Parry: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3464726/I-trained-hapless-ski-Olympics-ski-jumper-Hollywood-turned-movie-Eddie-Eagle-Hugh-Jackman-plays-don-t-know-is.html
  5. Olympics 30, Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards: http://www.olympics30.com/30winterolympians/MichaelEddietheEaglesEdwards.asp
  6. Eddie the Eagle: 18 things you didn’t know about the real Olympic underdog, Shanee Edwards, http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1112165/eddie-the-eagle-things-to-know-about-the-real-eddie-edwards
  7. The Eagle who Dared: The Real Story Behind the Eddie The Eagle Movie, By Sean Ingle: http://www.coachmag.co.uk/adventure-travel/5215/the-eagle-who-dared-the-real-story-behind-the-eddie-the-eagle-movie
  8. 1988 Olympics: Eddie the Eagle becomes global icon despite last-place finish, By Liam Beatus: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/1988-olympics-eddie-eagle-becomes-global-icon-despite-last-place-finish
  9. Eddie the Eagle: the story behind the film, By Simon Kelton: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/eddie-the-eagle-film-true-story/

 

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