NBC NEWS COVERAGE OF THE 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

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JANUARY 28, 2014 — When the XXII Olympic Winter Games kick off next week, NBC News will be on the ground in Sochi, Russia to provide comprehensive coverage across all broadcasts and platforms. Brian Williams, Lester Holt, and a team of correspondents will join Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and the “TODAY” family to lead NBC News’s reporting on the Games and other events happening around the world.

Brian Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” live from Sochi beginning Thursday, February 6. Lester Holt will co-host weekend editions of “TODAY” and anchor weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News,” and will also anchor NBC’s weekday afternoon Olympic coverage. For previously-announced details of “TODAY’s” programming plans, including the addition of Lindsey Vonn as an Olympic Correspondent for “TODAY” and NBC Sports, please click here: http://bit.ly/1bwkrIa (TODAY) and http://bit.ly/19Zw679 (Vonn).

Correspondents contributing to coverage on NBC News and NBC Sports from Sochi include Richard Engel, Anne Thompson, Kevin Tibbles, Chris Jansing, Keir Simmons, Stephanie Gosk, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, as well as Jim Maceda in Moscow.

NBCNews.com will have a dedicated reporter in Sochi who will preview the top events and stories each day, wrap up each night, and file profiles and color stories from the ground. The site will also carry NBC Sports coverage of events and ceremonies.

On social media, all results will be shared in real-time from the main NBC News, NBC Sports, and NBC Olympics accounts. Hashtags to follow for Olympics news and behind-the-scenes action include #Sochi2014, #NBCOlympics, #SochiTODAY, and #NBCSochi.

For the latest news and information, go to NBCNews.com, http://Facebook.com/NBCNews, or follow on Twitter @NBCNews (http://twitter.com/nbcnews).

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THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEB. 6, 2014

With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, February 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday February 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, February 6, 2014, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.

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NBC NEWS COVERAGE OF THE 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS