Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

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When to Watch Florida Olympian: Eddy Alvarez

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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South Florida's Best Hopes at Sochi May Lie With 2 Speedskaters

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South Florida speedskater Eddy Alvarez

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Speed Skater Eddy Alvarez's Parents Fuel Olympic Run

Miami native Eddy Alvarez is the newest member of the U.S. Olympic speed skating team, and he said he couldn't have made it there without his parents. Here, Walter Alvarez and Mabel Alvarez speak with NBC 6 about how they cope with their nerves during their son's races.

South Florida's Best Hopes at Sochi May Lie With 2 Speedskaters

South Florida's best hopes at the 2014 Winter Games may lie with speedskaters Brittany Bowe and Eddy Alvarez. NBC 6’s cameras spent time with them as they trained at the Utah Olympic Oval near Salt Lake City, and talked about their Olympic dreams.
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Local speedskater Eddy Alvarez was born in Miami, and will compete on Team USA during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Alvarez has previously placed fourth place in the U.S. Championship.

He is also a World Cup team member, World Championship team member and a junior World Team member.

Here is a schedule of when you can see Alvarez compete in the winter games:

  • Feb. 10- 1500m Finals, 8:00 p.m. on NBC 6
  • Feb. 15-1000m Final, 8:00 p.m. on NBC 6
  • Feb. 21- 500m Finals, 8:00 p.m. on NBC 6
  • Feb. 21- 5000m Relay Final, 8:00 p.m. on NBC 6

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