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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
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(Sochi: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Sochi: Chris Jansing) The continuing problems at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the warm weather featured; details given about a track worker who was hit by a bobsled; scenes shown of melting snow, workers spreading salt on the cross-country course, women cross-country athletes competing in t-shirts, shirtless fans. [NBC Olympics bobsled analyst John MORGAN†, snow expert Mikko MARTIKAINEN†, 2 PEOPLE - comment.] The medal sweep in Ski Slopestyle by the US men, including Gus Kenworthy††, who has been Tweeting about stray dogs, medals for US snowboarders Kelly Clark & Kaitlyn Farrington††, and the withdrawal of Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko†† from the singles competition noted. [FARRINGTON, 2010 Olympic skating gold medalist Evan LYSACEK†– comment.]

Williams, Brian;
Jansing, Chris

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