Banner image

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.

NEXT UP...

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.

BOOK NOW

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. ​

Exclusive Lansdown Club offer: Buy a 12-month bundle for  £499+VAT which includes two tickets per event, working out at just £20 per person per event.

To purchase a bundle e-mail jo.robb@bristol-sport.co.uk or call 0117 963 0635.

Find out how you can become a Lansdown Club member here.

We would also like to thank our Headline Sponsor Sounds Commercial for their support. 

Related News

Video: Big Sports Breakfast Featuring Lewis Moody

Video: Big Sports Breakfast Featuring Lewis Moody

Posted: Friday, February 19th 2016

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Inspires At Big Sports Breakfast

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Inspires At Big Sports Breakfast

Posted: Monday, February 1st 2016

Latest News

Gallery: pre-season heating up in Bear Country

Gallery: pre-season heating up in Bear Country

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022

Win a tour of the HPC and a signed shirt!

Win a tour of the HPC and a signed shirt!

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022

Have your say on our matchday playlist!

Have your say on our matchday playlist!

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022

Surf's up! Squad visit The Wave

Surf's up! Squad visit The Wave

Posted: Monday, August 8th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

🎙 Press conference: Nigel Pearson previews Coventry Cup clash
Football icon

🎙 Press conference: Nigel Pearson previews Coventry Cup clash

Nigel Pearson met the press ahead of City's Carabao Cup Round One clash again Coventry City on Wednesday (7:45pm).

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022 • Football

🎙 Press conference: Andi Weimann previews Coventry match-up
Football icon

🎙 Press conference: Andi Weimann previews Coventry match-up

Andi Weimann met the media ahead of City's Wednesday night Cup fixture against Coventry City (7:45pm).

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022 • Football

📝 Report: Barnsley Under-21s 2-3 Bristol City Under-21s
Football icon

📝 Report: Barnsley Under-21s 2-3 Bristol City Under-21s

The Young Robins started their Professional Development League 2 campaign with a 3-2 win away against Barnsley Under-21s.

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022 • Football

Thank you, Raphell Thomas-Edwards
Basketball icon

Thank you, Raphell Thomas-Edwards

Raphell Thomas-Edwards will depart Bristol Flyers this summer, following three years with the club.

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022 • Basketball

🔎 Preview: Barnsley Under-21s v City Under-21s
Football icon

🔎 Preview: Barnsley Under-21s v City Under-21s

City Under-21s kick-off their Professional Development League campaign when they travel to Oakwell to take on Barnsley Under-21s today (Tuesday, August 9th, 2pm).

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th 2022 • Football