Eddie the Eagle to attempt ski jump at COP
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Just returning to Calgary wasn't enough for Eddie the Eagle Edwards.
Twenty years after his famed ski jumping exploits at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Eddie will apparently launch himself off the 90-metre ski jump tower at Canada Olympic Park Wednesday.
The 44-year-old, now a plasterer, flew in to Calgary from London Monday to take part in the city's anniversary celebrations.
"The Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA) and Travel Alberta are pleased to invite news, sports and business reporters to a media conference to watch Eddie The Eagle Edwards officially arrive in Calgary by launching himself off the 90-metre ski jump tower at Canada Olympic Park for the first time in two decades," said a news release.
Eddie and a host of other stars from '88, including bobsledder Devon Harris, will also take part in a public celebration at COP Wednesday evening. Those festivities start at 5:30 p.m.