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Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Mirai Nagasu gets her wish, joining Dancing with the Stars: Athletes cast along with Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Nagasu, who said she was "auditioning" for the ABC reality show in her final Winter Olympics performance, joins a cast that includes fellow Winter Olympics alums Harding and Rippon. Also joining the all-athletes edition are NFL player Josh Norman, Notre Dame women's basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, former Major League Baseball player Johnny Damon, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, former Olympic softball player Jenny Finch and Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Report: Tonya Harding and Adam Rippon will compete on Dancing with the Stars' all-athlete season
Also joining the all-athletes season, according to Us Weekly, is Winter Olympics gold medalist snowboarder Jamie Anderson.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Adam Rippon is reportedly teaming with Ellen DeGeneres on a reality TV project
Details of their partnership are being kept under wraps, according to Page Six. The Winter Olympics figure skater may also become a correspondent for Ellen. ALSO: Rippon says: "I want to be on television."
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Watch Leslie Jones and Adam Rippon pretend to be Winter Olympics commentators
Even though figure skater Rippon turned down NBC's offer to join the network for the last week of the Winter Olympics, he and the SNL star last night offered a brief bit of ice skating commentary.
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."
Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 7:29AM EST
NBC hires figure skater Adam Rippon for the rest of the Winter Olympics
The outspoken U.S. figure skater and bronze medalist, who has become one of the most well-known athletes at the PyeongChang Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent for the final week of the Winter Olympics. An NBC spokesperson tells USA Today he'll work on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media. Rippon, the first openly gay man to medal at the Winter Olympics, made headlines for criticizing Vice President Mike Pence over gay rights. Rippon has also said he wouldn't attend President Trump's ceremony honoring the Winter Olympians.