Adam Rippon turns down NBC offer to join Winter Olympics coverage so he can rep Team USA

Adam Rippon certainly didn't shy away from cameras while competing in Pyeongchang during the Winter Olympics, and his outgoing personality made him a viral sensation and a great candidate to do some TV coverage after he was done with his events. 

However, after agreeing to join NBC's broadcast team to finish out the remainder of the 2018 Games in South Korea, the American figure skater has changed his mind. It appears Rippon didn't realize the sacrifices he would need to make if he transitioned to the media -- including moving out of the Olympic Village and giving up his chance to walk in the Closing Ceremony. 

As it turns out, Rippon discovered all the unfortunate details thanks to social media, and that's when he decided to turn down the offer.

This may be bad news for anyone who was hoping to see more of Rippon during the remainder of TV coverage in Pyeongchang, but the figure skater has positioned himself to be a recognizable star and personality far beyond the Closing Ceremony in South Korea.

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