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Johnny Quinn gets, accepts offer to train with SWAT team in Texas

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U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn’s #SochiJailBreak has attracted the attention of the Denton (Tex.) Police Department.

But the Denton P.D. hasn’t extended its jurisdiction into Russia. Last Sunday, they actually offered him a job on their SWAT team when he returns from the Sochi Olympics:

And a few days later, they announced his response:

If this isn’t a reality show in the making, we don’t know what is.

Denton P.D. Officer and media relations handler Ryan Grelle explained to TODAY.com why they made the offer:

“He went to college at the University of North Texas here in Denton, so we thought it would be a fun thing for a hometown boy, even though he lives in McKinney (Texas) now, to come back, have some fun with us and carry it a little farther.”

Per TODAY.com, the department intends to teach Quinn how to bust through doors properly with a breaching ram and not with his own person.

Either way, troublemakers in Denton better beware.

MORE: Top U.S. women’s bobsled team crashes during practice

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