Eddie the Eagle : 1988
PA NEWS PHOTO 25/1/88: CHELTENHAM PLASTERER EDDIE EDWARDS (24) IN LONDON BEFORE FLYING OUT TO TRAIN WITH THE AMERICAN TEAM BEFORE THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN CALGARY. EDDIE IS TO BECOME BRITAIN'S FIRST OLYMPIC SKI-JUMPER. * 17/07/03 Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Britain's most famous ski-jumper, who has taken off in a new direction - by graduating from university as a mature student. The 39-year-old former plasterer, shown here in training before he shot to fame in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, has spent the last three years studying law at De Montfort University, Leicester, and achieved a 2:2.
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Using the same supercharged streamlined Brough Superior machine on which he will attack the world's motorcycle record, Eric Fernihough is to give a demonstration run in the first meeting of the season at Brooklands track. He is holder of the Brooklands Motorcycle lap record. The picture shows Eric Fernihough on his supercharged streamlined Brough Superior machine when he made a practice run at Brooklands
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Princess Anne takes the water-jump
Princess Anne up on Goodwill, takes the water-jump during the cross-country event of the Badminton Horse Trials. Her round went off without mishap and she is well placed to improve her position in the final show jumping test if the riders above her pick up faults. The event was watched by The Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal Family.