February 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Adam Rippon turns down NBC Olympics correspondent job offer

Adam Rippon (Image courtesy of Instagram)

Adam Rippon has turned down NBC’s offer to serve as an Olympic correspondent for the rest of the Winter Olympics.

NBC announced on Sunday morning that Rippon would transition his stay in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Olympian to an NBC correspondent.

“Team USA figure skater Adam Rippon will spend the rest of the 2018 PyeongChang Games working with NBC,” NBC posted on their Olympic website.

Rippon revealed he learned about NBC’s offer on Twitter posting, “I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter HAHA. 2018 is wild girl.”

However, Rippon declined the opportunity so that he can continue living in the Olympic Village and supporting his teammates.

“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 declined the opportunity,” Rippon tweeted. “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!!!”

NBC has since removed their story announcing Rippon’s recruitment to the coverage team.


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