Yesterday it was announced that NBC had offered Olympic figure skater and breakout star, Adam Rippon a broadcast role at the Winter Olympics.
But he turned them down as he would have been required to move out of the Olympic Village. Taking to Twitter, Rippon said,
“I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them here in PyeongChang. Doing this would require me to leave Team USA and move out of the Olympic Village. I don’t want to do that so I had to decline the opportunity.”
Adam said that he wanted to return the support he received during his run on the rink.
“I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them. I look forward to being with them, and I’m very excited for the rest of the competition. Go Team USA!!!”
Rippon also joked that he hadn’t been approached directly – but had rather ‘found out’ about the offer on Twitter.
“I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter HAHA 2018 is wild girl”
(Photo, Twitter; via Gay Star News)