Meredith Vieira, left, will fill in for Bob Costas as anchor of NBC's Olympic coverage Friday night. Matt Lauer, pictured right, also subbed in for Costas as a commentator.
(Paul Drinkwater / Associated Press / July 26, 2012)
"It's an honor to fill in for him," Vieira said Friday morning on "Today." "You think about the Olympics, and you think the athletes and then Bob Costas."
Costas, who had anchored NBC's coverage of the Winter and Summer Games without interruption since 1988, was sidelined earlier this week by the infection, which left his eyes red and sensitive to bright studio lights and proved distracting for many viewers.
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