Bob Costas Eye Infection Forces Start to Sochi Coverage in Glasses

Friday, 07 Feb 2014 11:40 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Bob Costas kicked off the first day of his biggest broadcast of the year this week with an eye infection.

The 61-year-old veteran NBC sportscaster started off the network's coverage of the Sochi Olympics Thursday night wearing glasses.

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"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," he said. "According to the NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection, which should resolve itself by the weekend. If only all my issues would resolve themselves that quickly, but that’s another story."



Costas' assistant told Deadspin.com in an email statement that the broadcaster was forced to wear glasses because he couldn't wear contact lenses with the infection.

"Bob has some sort of infection, which has his left eye completely red and almost completely closed, making it impossible to put a contact lens in it," the assistant wrote.

Twitter users mused that Costas must have used the yellow water reportedly coming out of faucets in Sochi.



One Chicago Tribune reporter claimed that her hotel specifically told her not to wash her face with the water because it "contains something very dangerous."

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