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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
    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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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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