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Video: Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Inspires At Big Sports Breakfast

 

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards inspired all at the Big Sports Breakfast. 

Great Britain's first Olympic Ski Jumper and inspiration for new hollywood blockbuster entertained at the latest Big Sports Breakfast networking event. 

Eddie was ranked 55th in the world which qualified him as the only GB applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

With the UK firmly backing the plasterer from Gloucestershire, Eddie took to the slopes followed by a whirlwind of international press and media.

Eddie competed in the 70m and 90m jump events, but unfortunately came last in both events.

Although he did not win an Olympic medal, he did win a place in the hearts of spectators all around the globe. This was ultimatlely due to his lack of success, but more importantly his pure determination and ‘have a go’ attitude.

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Former England cricket captain, Alec Stewart OBE is announced as the next guest speaker at the Big Sports Breakfast at Ashton Gate on Friday, May 27th. 

With 118 international caps, Alec Stewart is the most capped English Test cricketer of all time. After 20 years in County and International cricket his final match was a very high profile one at his home ground The Oval against South Africa in the summer of 2003.

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Over the next 12 months a line-up of star guests will provide a unique insight into becoming leaders in their field including Olympian Kriss Akabusi; Paralympian and 7/7 survivor Martine Wright and the 'First Lady of Football' Karren Brady CBE. ​

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