Olympics today

While poor Bob Costas tries to get his inflamed eyes in check, the Today show announced that Meredith Vieira will fill in for him. That makes her the first woman to solo host Olympics prime time.

In what meteorologist Bryan Wood calls “one of my favorite pics ever,” here’s a woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. SB Nation declared: “Accidental Selfie Grandma is the star of Olympics.”

Nancy Armour at USA Today reports that Vladimir Putin visited Team USA in Sochi. Brian Ries from Daily Beast pointed out: “Putin also given #TeamUSA Valentine's Day pin (!), red w/ 6 tiny hearts & ‘Happy Valentine's Day Team USA’ inscribed.”

Then Putin stopped by Canada House where Olympian Hayley Wickenheiserwick writes the Russian president had “Very nice words” to say. These included: “Good luck to Canada except in hockey.”

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