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U.S. wins bronze medal on last day of Paralympics; final medal standings

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Cross-country skier Oksana Masters won the final U.S. medal of the Sochi Paralympics, bronze in women’s 5km sitting on the last day of competition.

Masters won her second medal of the Games, adding to her 12km silver.

Host Russia finished strong, sweeping two cross-country events Sunday to finish with 80 medals (a record) and 30 golds. The next highest nations had 25 medals and nine golds.

The U.S. totaled 18 medals (its most at a Winter Games since 2002) and two golds. It won 13 with four golds in 2010.

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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