Winter Olympics 2018: Adam Rippon working with NBC for rest of Games

Team USA at the Olympics Adam Rippon puts on a show as Mikaela Shiffrin disappoints

Before he got bronze, Adam and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy this year became the first open gay men to even compete at the Winter Olympics for the United States.

"I was recently asked in an interview what it's like to be a gay athlete in sports", the skater tweeted in December.

The 28-year-old figure skater, who won bronze with the Team USA at the Olympics, has been hired by NBC as a correspondent for the rest of the games. Yes, Rippon may be done on the ice, but he's not done with the Games. His Olympic debut was a long time coming (and the internet freaked out when it finally happened). Rippon said to the paper, upon learning that Pence would be leading the U.S Olympics delegation in South Korea.

When Sam tweeted a screen-grab of a text conversation he had with her about his attraction to Olympian Adam Rippon, she took matters into her own hands.

As of Saturday, Rippon, who is one of the first openly gay USA male athletes to qualify for the Winter Olympics, had yet to publicly respond.

Perhaps sensing how boring it can sometimes be to argue with one's self, since Pence had not responded to any of Rippon and Kenworthy's attacks, Rippon told reporters he did not want Pence becoming the story of his Olympics. "I think I've shown the world that I'm a fierce competitor, but I think I've shown them that I'm also a fierce human being".

"You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?" "I want it to be about my incredible skating and being America's sweetheart".

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