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Adam Rippon says he turned down NBC's job offer so he can stay in the Athletes' Village and support his teammates. He's seen here during his free program at Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics.

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Adam Rippon Declines NBC's Job Offer — So He Can Stick With U.S. Olympic Team

By Bill Chappell / NPR

"I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them," said Adam Rippon, further endearing himself to a nation.

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