Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards ran with the Olympic Torch today (day 70) in Winnipeg! Even though it was -36, that was not going to stop the British ski jumper who captured the hearts of Canadians during the 1988 Calgary Olympics!
Eddie The Eagle gleefully smiled the entire time he ran with the torch and even pulled out his original glasses he wore during Calgary ’88 Olympics. While in Winnipeg, he also checked out curling, skating at the forks, and ice climbing! Video of Eddie’s Torch run and winter experiences in Winnipeg is posted at: http://www.youtube.com/2010torch Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards is truly a Winter activities trooper. Edwards is an international torchbearer with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay: Read more about Canadian Tourism Commission International Torchbearers
Thanks for the smiles Eddie and keep flying! Video of Eddie The Eagle’s experience below:
chris we are proud of you and how you brought the spirit of canadians throught videos .From your cousins in Revelstoke B.C
What a dude. I love watching the old videos of his jumps in 88. There’s going to be an Eddie the Eagle film soon too, so his lovable loser legacy will be getting another boost in the not too distant future.