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Bob Costas Taking a Night Off from Olympic Coverage Because of Eye Infection

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NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is headed to the sidelines because of his eye infections. NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is headed to the sidelines because of his eye infections.

SOCHI - NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is headed to the sidelines because of his eye infections.  He'll be replaced on Tuesday night's prime-time broadcast by "Today" anchor Matt Lauer.

Costas has been wearing glasses since the start of the Sochi Olympics because of an infection that reddened his left eye.  On Monday's broadcast, it was apparent the infection had spread to his other eye.

Costas told Lauer on the "Today" show Tuesday morning that NBC is going to the bullpen, "and you're Mariano Rivera."

 

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