Following the enormous success of Andy Murray at Wimbledon this year, and Britain's subsequent realisation that they aren't as crap at sport as they originally thought, Michael Edwards, better known as 'Eddie the Eagle', has explained that he feels a 'sense of responsibility' to take up the baton and keep the British sporting momentum driving forward.
Eddie The Eagle, who became the first man to represent Great Britain at ski jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, said he felt 'mounting tension' as the Wimbledon final drew to its conclusion, knowing full well that if Murray were to win, Britain's joy would soon turn to expectation to find another underdog champion.
With little over six months until the next Winter Games in Sochi, Russia - Eddie, sporting the same white and blue shell suit he wore when taking last place at the 1988 Games, insisted that he's been left with no choice but to rise to the occasion and dust off his skis.
'Because of Andy Murray, the British are surfing the crest of a wave right now', explained Eddie. 'But as I quickly learnt on the ski slopes; what goes up, must come down - so I felt it best to offer my assistance by picking up where Andy left off and putting myself forward to compete at the 2014 games in Russia'.
Being the only man in sporting history to come disastrously last and record his country's best Olympic record simultaneously, Eddie has already qualified for next year's ski jumping event at Sochi, on the basis that he is one of only three British men to ever own a pair of skis.
Despite admitting to not having skied for over twenty years, Eddie explained that an hours sledging with his children in record snowfall earlier this year was enough to re-ignite the competitive-edge and die-hard spirit that first drove him to compete against the world's best in Canada over 25 years ago, and watching Murray take the Wimbledon crown provided the last spark he needed to compete once again.
'Skiing is like riding a bike, only with skis' added Eddie, 'being the only British man that can stand on skis without comically rolling down a hill minutes later, I know I'm the only one for the job'.