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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Ski Jumping at Wembley
A mesh of scaffolding takes the place of the customary mountain slope as a skier soars through the air on the way down to an arena that's seen rodeos, cup finals and other spectacles but has not, until now, staged a ski jumping contest. For this is Wembley Stadium, London, and the International Ski Jumping and Winter Sport Exhibition. A snow-making machine provides 50 tons of snow for the surface. The scaffolding is 150 feet high.