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NBC: Costas out for a 2nd night of Sochi coverage

Bob Costas Out Another Night, Lauer Continues Prime-Time Olympic Coverage

An eye infection will keep Bob Costas off NBC's prime-time Olympic broadcast for a second straight night.

Costas said on a "Today" show phone call Wednesday that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. Matt Lauer will again replace him.

Costas began the Olympics with a viral infection in his left eye, replacing his contact lenses with glasses. By Monday, the infection had spread to his right eye, both so reddened they became a topic of conversation for people watching the telecasts in the United States.

Lauer is doing double duty on the "Today" show, broadcast in mid-afternoon Sochi time and the prime-time broadcast done in the middle of the night local time.

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runswthscisors40 February 12 2014 at 3:03 PM

Is that pink eye, or stink eye??...........

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cvigil2004 February 12 2014 at 4:13 PM

Probably has pink eye! Isn't that contagious!!

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bartonlyle February 12 2014 at 4:15 PM

EKC ... 99% certain. Proper treatment should have given him major relief within 24 hours.

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cdarrellgzmryz February 12 2014 at 4:15 PM

I remember him spewing his political opinion while hosting a football game. When the left does it, they get a slap on their hands. When the right does it - they get fired.

Bob, stop yanking! You'll go blind!

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olympictorchrun4 February 12 2014 at 4:18 PM

His boring comments interrupting the flow of the games. It's irrelevant what he and others have to say.

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mwdiegs February 12 2014 at 4:20 PM

Good for him, the guy that called snowboarding "Jackass" stuff that someone made up and called a sport. I'll miss listening to him expound about the merits of ice dancing and curling. Pack up your left wing drivel and go home now so we don't have to listen to you.

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tippy301 February 12 2014 at 4:21 PM

I thought he looked feverish when he launched that anti-2nd Amendment diatribe. Since he's been in Russia, he seems to have developed PINKO EYE. Pojolusta tovarich !

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littlelayla4u tippy301 February 12 2014 at 4:23 PM

Now, THAT'S funny. LOL

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Shelley littlelayla4u February 12 2014 at 4:29 PM

LMAO big time. That is funny and very clever.

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Hello Neo! tippy301 February 12 2014 at 4:32 PM

Good one.

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Vid Cam Shed February 12 2014 at 4:23 PM

Good! Send him home. He needs a new career, failing on this one.

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littlelayla4u February 12 2014 at 4:23 PM

Who cares???????????????????????????????????

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Shelley littlelayla4u February 12 2014 at 4:27 PM

repeat, who cares ???????????????????????????

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Chief February 12 2014 at 4:28 PM

Thank God for PINK EYE, he is the most BORING dude on TV. Get over yourself *******

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