Adam Rippon Won’t Abandon the Olympic Village to Be An NBC Correspondent

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Adam Rippon will not serve as a correspondent for the rest of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics for NBC.

USA Today previously reported that Rippon had been offered a gig with the network following his rise to media fame after helping his team win a bronze in the “team figure skating” event. He also made headlines for declining to meet with Mike Pence, who apparently wanted to gloss things over concerning his previously documented support of gay conversion therapy.

Rippon did not take on the gig because it would have required he move out of the Olmypic Village, “relinquish his official Olympic standing, give up his Olympic credentials,” and forfeit the right to march in the Closing Ceremony. He explained his decision last night in the following tweets: