Leslie Jones Will Return To NBC For Winter Olympic Coverage

Kristopher Nichols
February 3, 2018

Leslie Jones is taking her love for the Olympics straight to South Korea.

A "Saturday Night Live" cast member who is also acknowledged as an "Olympics super fan" will be a part of NBC's coverage of the upcoming XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, which begins February 8. The comedian will travel to PyeongChang, South Korea, as she did during 2016's Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Her role will include attending live events and meeting athletes, NBC said.

Jones confirmed the news on social media herself while donning patriotic Team USA gear from head to toe.

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Upon seeing it, NBC Olympics president Jim Bell invited her to Rio. In her caption, she wrote, "Guess What Time It is Y'all!" And Guess Where I'm Going! "Slay All Day USA!"

But Leslie's interest in sports isn't restricted to the Olympics Games. Now that the Winter Olympics are around the corner, NBC is giving Jones an even bigger upgrade: the comedian is now an official contributor to the network's Olympics coverage, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

At the start of the Games, Jones posted a video of herself on Twitter, decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals.

She also took on more serious tasks, like encouraging viewers to support gymnast Gabby Douglas, who was facing some criticism online for not placing her hand over her heart during the national anthem.

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