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Adam Rippon Declines NBC's Offer to Serve as Olympics Correspondent

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Adam Rippon speaks during a press conference at the Main Press Centre on Feb. 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. 

The figure skater helped the U.S. men's team win a bronze medal in Pyeongchang.

Pyeongchang Olympic breakout figure skater Adam Rippon has been asked to join NBC's coverage of the Games as a correspondent. 

Rippon would work for NBC on television, social media and digital platforms.

Rippon, 28, is a figure skater who helped the men's team win a bronze medal in the free skate competition. The skater, who is openly gay, made headlines in January when he criticized Vice President Mike Pence, referring to the politician as a man who "funded gay conversion therapy." 

Rippon also pledged to not attend a White House meeting with Pence and President Donald Trump upon returning from the Olympics.

Later Sunday, Rippon tweeted that was "flattered" but decided to decline the offer, which he had learned of via Twitter.


This article was originally published on The Hollywood Reporter.