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Vote for your favorite Anchor Olympics team: Newsies or Sporties

Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:29 AM ET

Matt takes the point for the 'Newsies.'
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Matt takes the point for the 'Newsies.'

NBC talent faced off in the Anchor Olympics that aired Monday morning — and let's just say athletic prowess was not required.

The "Newsies" (Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker, Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie) competed against the "Sporties" (Scott Hamilton, Mary Carillo, Johnny Weir, Apolo Ohno and Tara Lipinski). 

Video: Who can read a teleprompter better? The TODAY show anchors face off with the NBC Olympics analysts in a battle of broadcasting ability.

Each put skills they've honed for years to the test in nail-biting events such as Teleprompter Reading and The Color Commentary Challenge. 

Referee Willie Geist (who hosts both news and sports shows, so was as impartial a judge as they come) left it to the viewers to pick the overall winner. 

Image: Anchor Olympics
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The NBC "Sporties" on the left face off against the "Newsies" on the right for the Anchor Olympics

Vote and we'll reveal the golden team Tuesday on TODAY. 

Image: Anchor Olympics jackets
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TODAY anchors go for the gold medal in the Anchor Olympics.

(Not to sway your vote at all, but look at these sweet TODAY jackets. They deserve a gold medal!)


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