Echoes of Eddie the Eagle

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The Independent Online
It all seemed terribly familiar yesterday when Britain's Sam Temple crashed and was disqualified in the preliminary round of the men's moguls freestyle skiing competition at this year's Winter Olympics.

The other British competitor, Tim Dudgeon, was in 28th position after the preliminary round. The final is on Wednesday.

Britain has got a team of just 35 at the games in Nagano, Japan, the smallest team it has sent to a Winter Olympics for 38 years.