An Olympic Performance (Olympia, WA, Maybe)

Winter Olympics Memorable Moments: Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards

You know, I miss Eddie the Eagle.

He was the British Ski Jumper, who, well, couldn't really Ski Jump. It was more like he Ski Fell.

He had no chance of medalling, but competed anyway. He was a great example of someone participating in the sport for the sake of the sport.

Apparently, the IOC did not feel that was enough to justify a performance, and began requiring that most performers actually be good or qualified. I can't blame them really. It is supposed to be the best of the best, and if I could participate that would really sully it a bit.

Still, who doesn't want to cheer for the underdog.

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