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The amazing story of Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

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Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards is without doubt Britain's most famous-ever contestant at the Winter Olympics.

The Gloucestershire plaster had less than two years' ski jumping experience behind him when he managed to make it to the Calgary Winter Olympics as Britain's first ever ski jumper.

And though he finished dead last, with his infectious charm - and not to mention his crazy glasses - he won the hearts of winter sports fans across the world.

He speaks exclusively to Yahoo! about the incredible rollercoaster ride that was his Winter Olympics experience.

And once you've watched the video, catch up with the interview Eurosport ran with Eddie four years ago, in the run-up to the last Winter Olympics.

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards at Calgary in 1988

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