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U.S. wins 2 medals on Day 2 of Paralympics, gold still elusive

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The U.S. added two more medals on the second day of the Sochi Paralympics, bringing its total to five, but it has yet to win a gold in Sochi.

Mark Bathum (visually impaired super-G) and Oksana Masters (cross-country sitting 12km) won silver medals Sunday.

Bathum, 55, is the oldest member of the 80-strong U.S. Paralympic Team. He also won silver in the downhill at the 2010 Paralympics.

Masters, 24, won the first U.S. women’s Paralympic cross-country skiing medal since 1994. She was born in Ukraine and won a bronze medal in rowing at the 2012 Paralympics.

The biggest U.S. star of the 2012 Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden, finished fifth in her Winter Paralympic debut in the sitting 12km. She prefers the shorter skiing events yet to come. McFadden is a 10-time Summer Paralympic medalist.

The defending champion U.S. sledge hockey team improved to 2-0, beating South Korea 3-0.

The U.S. won its first wheelchair curling match, 8-5 over Norway, after two losses Saturday.

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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