SNL's Leslie Jones returning to Olympics as super fan

Hope Soto
February 3, 2018

Back in 2016, the Saturday Night Live star was such an emphatic live-tweeter of the Rio Olympics that NBC ended up flying her to Brazil to give her the ultimate viewing experience, where she could joyously cheer on stars like Michael Phelps and Simone Biles in person.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will both contribute to online coverage (likely mainly through her Twitter account), as well as appear in some televised segments.

With the Winter Olympics only a week away, NBC has announced that Jones will once again participate in the official coverage of the games.

As part of her role, Jones will be attending live Olympic events and meeting athletes, NBC said. And Guess Where I'm Going!

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The 50-year-old comedian has already begun tweeting on the PyeongChang Olympics with a shot of herself "training" in full Team USA garb captioned, "SLAY ALL DAY!"

There is no greater fan of the Olympics than Leslie Jones.

The Winter Games begin February 8 and NBC will have more than 2,400 hours of programming, including livestreams and primetime events (adjusted for the 14-hour time difference).

At the time, viewers became more interested in watching her watch the Olympics instead of watching the Olympic events themselves. Her passion for Team USA is contagious, and her adventures in South Korea should be fascinating, ' Bell said.

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