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‘Jet,’ ‘Rugrat’: Speedskaters reveal quirky nicknames

Feb. 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM ET

Video: U.S. speedskaters Eddy Alvarez and Jessica Smith, joining Matt Lauer in Sochi to chat about the Games, share their long-standing nicknames. Alvarez says his friends call him “Eddy the Jet,” while Smith, who’s petite, reveals she’s known as “Rugrat.” Smith adds that size doesn’t matter in the Games: “Hey, good things come in small packages,” she says.