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Adam Rippon turns down NBC offer in order to support teammates

The figure skater said he doesn't want to move from Olympic Village so he can support Team USA in the competition

Adam Rippon turns down NBC offer in order to support teammates
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Adam Rippon will compete on Team USA

Adam Rippon has ‘turned down a role’ at broadcaster NBC – so he can continue to support teammates who are still competing.

Rippon has become the star of this year’s Winter Olympics after winning over the hearts of the world with his social media wit, likeable personality and his gracious figure skating skills.

He managed to win a bronze medal in his first event – but his likeability has seen him become the highlight of the games.

Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy

Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy | Photo: Twitter

Rippon won’t leave his fellow Olympians behind

Now, Rippon says NBC has approached him to become a correspondent at the Pyeongchang games.

However 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 continued to explain his decision, saying he wanted to return the support he received during his famous 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!!!’

‘2018 is wild girl’

Finally, in the true spirit of the internet, 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,’ he wrote.

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