Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 8:36PM EST
Adam Rippon changes his mind, decides not to join NBC
The bronze medal-winning U.S. figure skater has had a change of heart about becoming an NBC correspondent for the remainder of the Winter Olympics, according to USA Today's Christine Brennan, who first reported that Rippon would be joining NBC. "After agreeing to an offer to work for NBC, Adam Rippon @Adaripp decided overnight that he would rather remain as an Olympian, source telling me," Brennan tweeted. "Didn’t want to relinquish his official Olympic standing, give up credential, move out of Team USA housing and miss closing ceremony." Rippon later confirmed his decision on NBCSN: “I am so flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent, but if I took this opportunity, I would have to leave the Olympic team and I would have to leave the (Olympic) Village. It’s so important to me, you know, I worked so hard to be on this Olympic team, and my teammates and my friends were there for me during my events, and that meant so much to me, that I really feel like I need to be there for them during their events."
- Adam Rippon changes his mind, decides not to join NBC