Olympic fans can breathe a sigh of relief because Bob is back! The legendary sports anchor will return to his duties as lead host of NBC’s Winter Olympics primetime coverage on Feb. 17.
Bob Costas is back in action after being sidelined in Sochi thanks to a pesky case of pink eye. The NBC sportscaster gave fans a bit of shock when he appeared on the Sochi Games round-up show on Feb. 6 with his left eye nearly swollen shut. Bob struggled to keep the coverage up in spite of his troublesome infection but on Feb. 11 he passed the torch to Today show host Matt Lauer so he could take time off to heal.
Bob Costas’ Pink Eye — Sportscaster Returns To NBC Olympic Coverage Post-Pink Eye
Time heals all wounds, or in this case, eyes. After taking nearly a week off from work, Bob is ready to get back in the game. The veteran sportscaster will anchor on Monday evening, Feb. 17, NBC has confirmed.
Bob’s replacement anchor, Matt, announced the good news on Twitter on Feb. 16.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 16, 2014
We think Matt did a great job, but we’re so happy Bob is feeling better and returning to coverage. After all, he is known as “the face of the Olympics!”
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Bob Costas’ Eye — His Swollen Face At The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
Bob explained his obvious condition and uncharacteristic eyeglasses to the viewers at home during a Feb. 6 broadcast, saying: “Bear with me for a moment as I spare my friends in the press office countless inquiries. I have no choice to go all ‘Peabody and Sherman’ on you for the next couple of nights since I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag.”
Unfortunately Bob wasn’t able to conquer his eye infection as quickly as planned, but at least we’ve got him back for the rest of the Olympics!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers, do you prefer Matt as the host of the primetime Winter Olympics? Or is Bob the best? Let us know!