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Bob Costas Stepping Down from Olympics Coverage, Mike Tirico to Take Over


It is the end of an era.

On Thursday, legendary broadcaster Bob Costas announced he was retiring from Olympic coverage and handing the torch to Mike Tirico, who will officially take over with the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Costas has been the primetime Olympic host on NBC since 1992, but decided it was time to step down.

"I'm going to be like the rest of the country, watching Mike Tirico, who will be an able successor in Korea for the Winter Olympics beginning a year from today,'' Costas told Matt Lauer on TODAY Thursday.

During his award-winning 25-year stint, Costas hosted 11 Olympics between the Summer and Winter Games. He's won 27 Emmy Awards, more than any sports broadcaster in history.

Tirico is an extremely popular and well-respected broadcaster and served as the day-time host for last year's Olympics coverage in Rio.

Read the full story at Today.


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