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Three more NBC correspondents for PyeongChang Olympics announced

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Mary CarilloAto Boldon and David Feherty will serve as NBC Olympics correspondents in PyeongChang, while Joshua Cooper Ramo returns as a contributor.

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They join previously announced correspondents chef David Chang and 1984 Olympic champion figure skater Scott Hamilton.

Correspondents will explore the culture, people and traditions in South Korea, while also telling athlete and competition stories.

Carillo, a former WTA player and longtime tennis analyst, will cover her 14th Olympics and 11th with NBC Sports. She will continue to provide travelogues about the Olympic host city and country, as she has done since the 2008 Beijing Games. Carillo traversed South Korea, partly with Chang.

Boldon, a four-time Olympic medalist sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago, will cover his sixth Olympics and second Winter Games.

Feherty, a retired professional golfer from Northern Ireland and longtime golf analyst, will cover his second Olympics after debuting in Rio.

Cooper Ramo, the youngest senior editor and foreign editor in the history of Time Magazine, also covers his second Olympics for NBC. In 2008, he discussed culture and geo-political issues as NBC’s China analyst at the Beijing Games.

NBC’s PyeongChang Olympic coverage starts Feb. 8, one night before the Opening Ceremony.

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‘Olympic Athlete from Russia’ to be on uniforms; hockey jersey question

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MOSCOW (AP) — The IOC said Tuesday that the “Olympic Athlete from Russia” name will appear on Russian athletes’ uniforms.

The IOC is working on regulations likely to ensure Russia does not feature prominently in the design that includes neutral colors.

Athletes would be prevented from displaying Russian flags in competition venues, but that prohibition is unlikely to extend to fans in the stands.

Russia will send a delegation to Switzerland on Friday to discuss details, including the uniforms.

Also Wednesday, the Russian Hockey Federation — which accepts Russians competing as neutral athletes in Pyeongchang — looked set for a dispute with the IOC over uniforms.

Russians in Pyeongchang are required to compete in IOC-approved uniforms without Russian national colors or symbols.

However, the RHF believes it can still use its existing Nike-manufactured jerseys, which are red with a large Russian double-headed eagle emblem across the chest.

“There’s a discussion around the uniform,” said Roman Rotenberg, the federation’s senior vice president. “It’s been produced already and there are certain technical questions.”

Rotenberg predicted there was a “90 percent chance” the Russian hockey team could wear the red Nike uniforms when competing in Pyeongchang.

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NBC Olympics names eight Pyeongchang reporters

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Natalie Morales and Willie Geist are among eight reporters announced Tuesday who will cover the Pyeongchang Winter Games for NBC Olympics.

Morales, covering her seventh Olympics, and Geist, covering his third, will be joined by NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz and Anne Thompson (second Olympics for both) and Dylan Dreyer (first Olympics).

CNBC’s Dhani Jones, a retired NFL linebacker, Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner and NBC Sports’ Rutledge Wood round out the eight reporters named Tuesday.

They will contribute to features platforms including “The Olympic Zone” – a 30-minute nightly show on NBC affiliates.

More talent announcements for NBC Olympics coverage — including for TODAY and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt — are slated for the coming weeks.

NBC’s Pyeongchang Olympic coverage starts Feb. 8, one night before the Opening Ceremony.

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