David Remnick

The New Yorker editor to join NBC Sochi Olympics coverage

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David Remnick, a Pulitzer Prize winner and editor of The New Yorker, will contribute to NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony and offer commentary for NBC News.

Remnick, 55, is the former Moscow Bureau Chief for The Washington Post and won his Pulitzer for his book, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.”

“I think they want to have someone who has a familiarity with Russian politics and culture, various controversies, Vladimir Putin and all these questions I have stepped in for a very long time,” Remnick told Sports Illustrated.

The Princeton graduate joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1992, covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was named editor in 1998.

He began his reporting career at The Washington Post in 1982, covering the United States Football League, before becoming the newspaper’s Moscow bureau chief.

“David is a distinguished journalist who knows Russia very well and we’re excited to have his expertise on the host country for our Sochi coverage,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics.

“We are facing an Olympics that have a number of issues around them — substantial, meaty, news issues,” Bell told Sports Illustrated. “For us to be able to have an opportunity to address them with someone like David made perfect sense. We would be remiss not to rely on some of the best and brightest minds to help present this to our viewers the right way.”

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Skier goes airborne in World Cup opener (video)

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Canadian skier Phil Brown was fortunate to walk away from an airborne crash at the World Cup season opener in Soelden, Austria, on Sunday.

Brown failed to finish his first run, losing contact with the snow early on and falling hard onto his side.

He tweeted a video of the crash, with slow-motion replays, with a soundtrack of Irish singer Enya‘s “Only Time.”

The World Cup season continues with men’s and women’s slaloms in Levi, Finland, in three weeks.

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Usain Bolt teases music video

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Usain Bolt, the singer?

Bolt teased what appeared to be a recording-studio session in an Instagram video Monday, a short clip that ended with Wednesday’s date, perhaps a sign of more to come.

The video included shots of a guitarist, drummer, keyboardist and three female singers before showing Bolt in front of a microphone adjusting headphones.

Bolt has experience singing in front of crowds, having performed Queen and Kings of Leon at recent Oktoberfest visits in Munich.

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