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NBC Adding New Yorker's David Remnick To Sochi Games Coverage

NBC this week will formally announce that it has hired Pulitzer Prize winner and New Yorker Editor David Remnick for its Sochi Games coverage. Remnick will offer commentary during the net's coverage of the Feb. 7 Opening Ceremony, "as well as selected spots on NBC News." He also will be used "during the first week of the Games on various NBC Sports platforms." NBC Olympics Exec Producer Jim Bell said that Remnick's Opening Ceremony role "will come during what NBC calls the 'creative part of the broadcast,' where the host country usually tells a story about itself" (SI.com, 12/8).