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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir join NBC Olympics team for Rio

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Figure skating champions Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski comment for NBC the Figure Skating Pairs Short Program on day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

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NBC Sports figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will cover the Rio Games for NBC in August, exploring the culture, sights and sounds and fashion of the Brazilian city.

Lipinski and Weir spent part of February in Rio for the famous Carnival, filing this video report on the first South American city to host an Olympics.

The Olympians will cover the Kentucky Derby for NBC for a third straight year this week.

They also covered Super Bowl XLIX, the 2014 Academy Awards red carpet and the 2015 National Dog Show.

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