Memorable moments - Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, now and then

Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards did not land a medal at the 1988 Calgary Games, but losing at the Olympics made him a winner as the world fell in love with the comically inept British ski jumper. Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines.
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Princess Michael Of Kent With Vinnie Jones (footballer Turned Film Star) And Eddie Edwards ('eddie The Eagle'), At The Sparks (sport Aiding Medical Research For Kids) Annual Ball. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

11 Feb 1988: Portrait of Ski Jumper Eddie Edwards of Great Britain during a press conference at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. \ Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell/Allsport

Eddie Edwards of Great Britain gives the thumbs up before the 70 metres Ski Jump event during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. \ Mandatory Credit: Gray Mortimore/Allsport

14 Feb 1988: Eddie Edwards of Great Britain in action during the 70 metres Ski Jump event at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. \ Mandatory Credit: Gray Mortimore/Allsport

1988: Ski Jumper Eddie Edwards of Great Britain relaxes with his cat during a feature at his home in Cheltenham, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Undated: Ski Jumper Eddie Edwards of Great Britain poses for the camera during a feature in his home town of Cheltenham, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

  Ski Jumper Eddie Edwards of Great Britain poses for the camera during a feature in his home town of Cheltenham, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

1988: Eddie Edwards of Great Britain recovers in hospital after a crash. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards arrives at London Airport after failing spectacularly in the Winter Olympics ski-jumping competition, 2nd March 1988. (Photo by John Downing/Getty Images)

Ski jumper Eddie The Eagle Edwards of Great Britain poses for a portrait in front of the 90 and 70 metre ski jumps on 24th February 1988 during the XV Olympic Winter Games in Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Former Olympian Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards attends a show jumping event on day 2 of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Schattenberg-Schanze on December 29, 2013 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images) (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

Former Olympian Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards attends a show jumping event on day 2 of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Schattenberg-Schanze on December 29, 2013 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images) (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

Former Olympian Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards attends a show jumping event on day 2 of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Schattenberg-Schanze on December 29, 2013 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images) (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images,)