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Stephen Colbert talks with Dick Ebersol, 'competes' against Shani Davis

January 21, 2010 | 11:22 am

With the Winter Olympics less than a month away, it was time for Comedy Central show host Stephen Colbert to test his dedication to the Games.

NBC Sports and Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol appeared on "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday and asked Colbert if he'd like to be a part of the network's Olympics coverage. Colbert said he wouldn't mind as long as he got the right title: "I kind of like host of 'The Tonight Show.'"

You can watch the entire exchange (including Ebersol's funny plea to the Colbert Nation) on the video below:

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Dick Ebersol
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While Ebersol gave the comical pundit permission to be a part of NBC's Olympics coverage (they don't give out those NBC sweaters to just anyone), Colbert's dream of making the U.S. speedskating team was shattered by Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis. As you may recall, these two have shared a tumultuous past. Check out the video:

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Skate Expectations - Speedskating Race - Shani Davis
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-- Austin Knoblauch
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