Wild Card Olympic Athletes

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The International Olympic Committee has put in place a rule that will prevent "wild card" athletes from competing in a particular sport unless they meet a minimum standard. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Great Britain's first and only Olympic ski jumper, who was a "wild card" athlete.



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