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(BBC)   Keep your Lightning Bolt and Flying Fish Phelps, give me Eddie the Eagle and Issaka the Otter. The Olympics most lovable losers, today and through the years   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 13
    More: Spiffy, Marshall Islands, olympics, Hiroshi Hoketsu, Olympic Stadium, Issaka the Otter  
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2012-08-09 05:16:43 AM  
Of all the Olympic athletes I have watched perform over the years, I still remember Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsled team...can say the same for most of the gold medal winners.
 
2012-08-09 09:50:55 AM  
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm come to me in my dreams again Gunhild Larking.
 
2012-08-09 10:14:36 AM  
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Get it? He's a "Gold-fish"
 
2012-08-09 11:36:32 AM  
The winter Olympics are better for this kind of thing. Behold: Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong of the Ghanaian ski team.

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2012-08-09 11:59:23 AM  
There is only one "Eddie the Eagle"

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2012-08-09 12:03:08 PM  
For years I have been looking for the documentary clip that showed Eddie the Eagle in a training run, in which he landed wrong on the practice matting "mountain" and crashed arse over teakettle all the way down in a ball of skis, arms, ski poles, legs, and broken glasses. The next shot of the documentary showed him in a hospital bed in a full-body cast.
 
2012-08-09 12:07:01 PM  
Also said to not have a chance

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2012-08-09 12:24:25 PM  
Eddie the Eagle was awesome, and nobody can tell me different.
 
2012-08-09 12:25:56 PM  
The Flying Dutchman FTW!
 
2012-08-09 12:39:56 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Eddie the Eagle was awesome, and nobody can tell me different.


He was. I'm also glad he was banned from the sport before he managed to kill himself.
 
2012-08-09 12:43:41 PM  

fatalvenom: There is only one "Eddie the Eagle"

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This.
 
2012-08-09 04:17:17 PM  
 
2012-08-09 07:49:25 PM  
No one ever seems to remember the Samoan bobsled team that had an active duty Navy Seal for the driver.
 
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