He flew through the air with the greatest of unease, that daring young man unsteady on skis...
Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards is making a brief return to ski jumping by competing in a series of jumps screened as part of New Year's Day celebrations.
Ski jumping icon Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards is among four Winter Olympians to back the second edition of National Schools Snowsport Week in England.
Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards has been named as Britain’s top winter sports hero in a new poll, ahead of a film of his life story being released on March 28 in the United Kingdom.
As the London 1908 Olympics began, Bishop Ethelbert Talbot of Pennsylvania gave a sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral. He suggested that the struggle was more important than the prize. In the congregation that day was International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Very impressed by what he heard, Coubertin adapted the words to form the Olympic creed.
The serious injury sustained by the former British gymnastic queen Beth Tweddle - she has fractured two vertebrae in her neck - while taking part in the Channel 4 TV reality game show The Jump is a stark reminder of the dangers of launching oneself through space, fingers crossed rather than skis, and praying for a happy landing.