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February 17, 2014

NBC's Costas back at work today in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — NBC’s Bob Costas plans to make his return to NBC today after being off the air for a week with an eye infection. “Today” host Matt Lauer was scheduled to sub for Costas one last time on NBC’s telecast last night.

The longtime Olympics host started duty in Sochi with one eye reddened from an infection that he hoped would clear up quickly. Instead, it spread to his other eye. It made his vision sight blurry and it was difficult for him to work, and his red eyes were a popular topic on social media.

Lauer and Meredith Vieira have filled in for him.

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