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Meet the Most Unlikely Two-Sport Athlete in Olympic History

There’s a small group of Olympians who’ve competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. But there’s never been anybody like Eddy Alvarez, the speedskating second baseman.

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There are a few select athletes who’ve gone pro in both football and baseball. There’s a small group of Olympians who’ve competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. But there’s never been anybody like Eddy Alvarez, the speedskating second baseman. And he’s about to forever cement his place in Olympic lore.

Host: Rodger Sherman
Guest: Eddy Alvarez
Associate Producers: Erika Cervantes, Lani Renaldo
Additional Production Supervision: Ben Glicksman, Noah Malale, Arjuna Ramgopal
Fact Checker: Julianna Ress
Talent Booker: Allyson Turner

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