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Leslie Jones going to Winter Olympics as NBC contributor

  • SNL star Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics as an NBC contributer
  • She will cover live events, meet athletes, and share enthusiasm for Team USA
  • Jones appeared as a contributer during the 2016 Rio games after her live-tweets proved enormously popular

Super fan Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics.

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian is joining NBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics as a contributor, reprising her role from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The network said Tuesday that 50-year-old Jones will attend Olympic events, meet athletes and spread her enthusiasm for the games on television and online. The games run February 9-25. 

Jones posted a video on Twitter of her dressed in red, white and blue gear while working out on an exercise machine

NBC said that 50-year-old Jones will attend Olympic events, meet athletes and spread her enthusiasm for the games on television and online

NBC said that 50-year-old Jones will attend Olympic events, meet athletes and spread her enthusiasm for the games on television and online

Jones posted a video on Twitter of her dressed in red, white and blue gear while working out on an exercise machine with the caption, ‘Guess What Time It is Y’all!!!!! And Guess Where I’m Going!!!!! Slay All Day USA!!!!!!!’

During the Rio Games, Jones had been live-tweeting while watching the games in the U.S. and posted a video of herself decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals. 

Upon seeing it, NBC Olympics president Jim Bell invited her to Rio. 

Jones appeared as a contributer during the 2016 Rio games after her live-tweets proved enormously popular

Jones appeared as a contributer during the 2016 Rio games after her live-tweets proved enormously popular

‘Experiencing the Olympics through the lens of Leslie is unlike anything else. Her passion for Team USA is contagious, and her adventures in South Korea should be fascinating,’ Bell said. 

Her 2016 tweets included video of her lively – and at times raucous – reactions to watching Team USA’s performance, cheering them on. 

Jones was an Emmy nominee for ‘SNL’ and hosted last year’s BET Awards. 

During the Rio Games, Jones had been live-tweeting while watching the games in the U.S. and posted a video of herself decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals

During the Rio Games, Jones had been live-tweeting while watching the games in the U.S. and posted a video of herself decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals



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