By Tom Gliatto Emily Strohm
February 17, 2014 12:00 PM

>Off to the Olympics

You’re hosting NBC’s Today show from Russia during the Winter Olympics. Are you excited?

I can’t wait! We’ll be there for two weeks, but I still need to pack.

Did you ever have any athletic aspirations yourself?

I had no athletic ability. My goal was to not be the last person picked for the team. It didn’t really work out that often.

Looking forward to the Russian cuisine?

I want to experience the culture there, and if it means vodka and caviar, then I guess I’ll have to do my research! When in Rome …

Will your cohosts be your drinking buddies?

Yes! I can hold my own pretty well. So can Matt Lauer. Natalie Morales? Well, she’s kind of a lightweight.