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

By: The Associated Press
February 12, 2014 Updated: February 12, 2014 at 10:10 am
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photo - Bob Costas, left, will again be replaced by Matt Lauer on NBC's primetime Olympics broadcast. (AP file)
Bob Costas, left, will again be replaced by Matt Lauer on NBC's primetime Olympics broadcast. (AP file) 

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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