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Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White make Forbes’ 30 Under 30; surprising snub

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For the last time, Lindsey Vonn is on Forbes‘ 30 Under 30: The Best In Sports list.

Vonn, 29, made the cut along with several Olympians including Shaun White (27), Maria Sharapova (26), LeBron James (29), Kevin Durant (25), Sidney Crosby (26), Jonathan Toews (25), Andy Murray (26), Kei Nishikori (24), Lionel Messi (26), Michael Bradley (26), Ronda Rousey (26), Caroline Wozniacki (23) and likely 2016 Olympian Rory McIlroy (24).

Here’s the full list.

Here’s how Forbes makes its picks:

“Our 30 people, chosen by a three-judge panel among many candidates, basically break down into two distinct groups: professional athletes who boast strong personal brands or carry major importance to their sports, and young executives or entrepreneurs making a mark in the industry.”

Here are notable Olympic omissions:

Usain Bolt (26, who made it last year)
Yuna Kim (23)
Michael Phelps (28)

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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