NBC Adds Snoop Dogg to 2024 Olympics Coverage as Special Correspondent

Snoop Dogg performs in LUCCA in ITALY on JULY 28, 2015. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg has landed a new gig — as a special correspondent covering the 2024 Olympics for NBC Sports.

The network made the announcement during halftime on its New Year’s Eve Sunday Night Football coverage.

NBC Sports followed up with a news release, saying Snoop will offer “his unique take” on what’s happening in Paris for primetime TV viewers in the U.S., alongside NBC Olympics host Mike Tirico.

“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,” Snoop Dogg said in a statement.

“We’re going to have some amazing competitions and, of course, I will be bringing that Snoop style to the mix,” the rapper and entrepreneur added. “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?”

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While this is the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper’s first official job as a live television sports commentator, he went viral with his reaction videos with Kevin Hart during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The videos garnered millions of views on YouTube and Peacock, prompting NBC to consider adding Snoop to its 2024 Olympics coverage team.

“Snoop is already an Olympic gold medal commentator, generating tens of millions of views for his highlights commentary on Peacock,” said Molly Solomon, executive producer and president of NBC Olympics production. “That performance alone has earned Snoop a job as our special correspondent in Paris.”

The Paris Olympics will begin on Friday, July 26, and continue through Sunday, Aug. 11.

This will be the third time Paris has hosted the Olympics (1900 and 1924), tying London for the most times as a Summer Games host. Los Angeles (1932, 1984) will tie those two cities when it hosts the first Summer Games in the U.S. in 32 years in 2028.