Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 4

Social media reaction after inaugural Olympic ski slopestyle final

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Canada’s Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre, as well as Team USA’s Devin Logan, are receiving well-deserved praise after taking the first set of medals in the history of Olympic ski slopestyle.

Howell added another gold for the Canadians, while Logan followed up her country’s double golds in snowboard slopestyle with a silver and Lamarre rounded out the podium with the bronze.

Here’s how some of their fellow freestyle skiers are reacting to the conclusion of a big day for their sport…

Joss Christensen, U.S.

Nick Goepper, U.S.

Keri Herman, U.S.

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Roz Groenewoud, Canada

Mike Riddle, Canada

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

Race against Usain Bolt’s world record with ‘BeatBot’ (video)

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Puma has introduced the “BeatBot,” a self-driving, line-following robot that runners can program to move at a specific pace around a track.

That means one could race against a robot-version of Usain Bolt‘s 100m world record of 9.58 seconds, with BeatBot’s top speed at just over 27 miles per hour.

The BeatBot can also navigate track curves, as shown in the video above.

Puma plans to roll out BeatBot to various track programs around the world over the year.

MORE: Bolt, Ashton Eaton set for showdown