Snoop Dogg is joining NBC’s coverage of the Paris Olympics

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Snoop Dogg attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global)

Snoop Dogg will report for NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics.Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesCNN — 

With the 2024 Paris Olympics now just a few months away, the world’s biggest and best sports stars are starting to gear up for one of the globe’s most prestigious events, where they’ll be joined by a slightly unlikely face: Snoop Dogg.

This summer, the rapper, actor and entrepreneur will be headed to Paris with NBC to take on a role as Special Correspondent for NBC’s primetime Games coverage alongside Olympics host Mike Tirico, the network announced.

Beginning July 26, he will “explore the city’s iconic landmarks, attend Olympic competitions and events, and visit with the athletes, their friends, and families,” according to NBC.

“I grew up watching the Olympics and am thrilled to see the incredible athletes bring their A-game to Paris. It’s a celebration of skill, dedication, and the pursuit of greatness,” the musician said in a statement.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) . The team from Russia runs into the Olympic Stadium at the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 0 - Opening Ceremony at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tom Weller/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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We’re going to have some amazing competitions and, of course, I will be bringing that Snoop style to the mix. It’s going to be the most epic Olympics ever, so stay tuned, and keep it locked. Let’s elevate, celebrate, and make these games unforgettable, smoke the competition, and may the best shine like gold. Peace and Olympic LOVE, ya dig?” Snoop added.

This won’t be the star’s first foray into Olympic commentary: for the Covid-delayed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, he was joined by comedian Kevin Hart to provide hugely popular highlight commentary for Peacock.

“We don’t know what the heck is going to happen every day, but we know he will add his unique perspective to our re-imagined Olympic primetime show,” Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC Olympics Production said in a statement.

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