What happened to Eddie the Eagle after the Olympics?
Bankruptcy. Rich beyond his wildest dreams – he earned more than £500,000 the year after the Olympics and could command £10,000 an hour to open golf courses or shopping centres – Eddie stashed his cash in a trust fund. When the trust went bust in 1991, he declared bankruptcy and sued the trustees for mismanagement.
Did Eddie the Eagle do another Olympics?
Eddie the Eagle was one of the stars of the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. His Olympic dream captured the imagination of the globe with his quest to be the first British ski jumper since 1928 to make the Games. He finished last in both the 70m and 90m events.
How many Olympics did Eddie the Eagle jump in?
Nearly three decades after he finished last in two Olympic events – and charmed the world in the process – the British ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards has again soared through the air in Calgary, Canada. “Relief, absolutely relief” was how Edwards described the feeling of successfully landing six jumps on Sunday.
How far did Eddie the Eagle jump on the 90m?
The longest Eddie ever jumped was 73.5m on the 90m hill.
Did Eddie the Eagle win any medals?
Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards became the first British ski jumper to compete at the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary 30 years ago. Although Edwards finished in last place in both of his events at the 1988 Games, he became a cultural icon, even outshining those who earned medals.
Where was Eddie the Eagle from?
What did Eddie the Eagle do with his life?
Anyone who has a go is a success.” The Eagle, now 50, hasn’t soared far from the nest. He lives quietly in the South Cotswolds village of Woodchester—14 miles, as the crow flies, from his native Cheltenham. He shares a modest, debris-filled home with his wife, Samantha, and their daughters Ottilie and Honey.