This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Plucky Briton to light Olympic Flame - Eddie the Eagle
Dedication, determination and spirit is what he was about. Michael "Eddie the Eagle" Edwards was for a long time our only high profile Winter Olympic personality - and only ski-jumper. It's not just about success & winning, it's also about sacrifice, bravery, competitive spirit and taking part.
Honour the spirit of this plucky Briton by showing UK's support of his efforts & endeavours (even though the IOC did not support him).
Restore lost elements of the Olympic ideal and have Eddie the Eagle light the Olympic Flame!
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