2014 Winter Olympics: Southerners in Sochi

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Eddy Alvarez, Miami, Florida

A Florida native and self-professed Miami Heat fan, Eddy Alvarez made a name for himself in short track speed skating as a member of the 2013 World Cup team. How, do you ask, does a warm-weather dweller like Eddie find himself competing in such an icy sport? According to his bio, Eddie got into skating by “cruising the streets of South Beach with some plastic 3 wheel skates.”

 

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