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Eddie the Eagle Soars to Last Place in Calgary, 1988

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Eddie the Eagle Soars to Last Place in Calgary, 1988

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After failing to qualify for the downhill team, Britain's Michael Edwards fell into ski jumping. Known for his oversized glasses and endearing incompetence, the underdog gained a huge following despite finishing dead last.

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