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Lochte hopes to follow in Kim Kardashian’s footsteps

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Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte seems to be putting a lot of stock in his new E! show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do, and told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that he hopes to follow in the footsteps of reality-TV star Kim Kardashian:

“Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is. That’s what I want… I’ve seen what E! has done in the past with reality shows like hers… She’s huge.”

Lochte also admitted that he contemplating a move to Los Angeles because “I’m not going to lie, I like the nightlife. I like to party and dance,” and he challenged Family Guy creator and Oscar host She MacFarlane to a race after MacFarlane parodied Lochte on SNL’s Weekend Update last year.

“[SNL] invited me on to get back at him, but that’s not me…” Lochte added. “The only way I can get back at him is in the pool. So if Seth MacFarlane wants to race me, let’s do it. But he has to wear a Speedo.”

Bob Costas’ report 100 days out from Rio (video)

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Bob Costas reported from Rio de Janeiro for NBC News on Wednesday, 100 days out from the Opening Ceremony.

In the clip below, Michael PhelpsSimone Biles and even Brazil soccer legend Pelé comment on preparing for the first Games in South America.

Costas finished the clip with a stand-up from Copacabana Beach, where beach volleyball will take place in August.

VIDEO: Bob Costas picks biggest storyline of Rio Olympics

NBC, Snapchat, Buzzfeed partner for Olympic Trials, Rio Games

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NBC Olympics will partner with Snapchat for daily “Live Stories” and an NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel (co-produced with Buzzfeed) during the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Rio Games.

The Live Stories allows Snapchatters attending select U.S. Olympic Trials events and the Rio Games to contribute photo and video Snaps to the Snapchat-curated story.

The Live Stories will include behind-the-scenes and fan moments, and Snapchat will feature NBC’s Rio Olympic brand marks, logos and more.

The Discover channel will be live from Aug. 4 (one day before the Opening Ceremony) through Aug. 22 (one day after the Closing Ceremony).

From NBC Sports Group:

Buzzfeed will leverage NBC’s access to athletes, as well as clips and shots from inside and outside Rio Olympic venues, to bring Snapchatters a fresh, mobile-first look at the Games.

MORE: Full Olympic Trials broadcast schedule