Leslie Jones Is Rio-Bound To Save Olympic Coverage

08.08.16 1 year ago 5 Comments
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If you haven’t been watching the 2016 Olympics while simultaneously monitoring your Twitter feed for updates from Leslie Jones, you haven’t been living your best life. Forget Bob Costas and Ryan Seacrest, Jones is the commentator we never knew we needed. Since the games kicked off Friday night, the Ghostbusters star has taken to social media to share her patriotic pride and give her followers some colorful play-by-plays of popular sporting events.

She’s been racking up the retweets the past few nights, even gaining the attention of NBC Rio Olympics producer Jim Bell, who jokingly tweeted that Lesdogg should come down to Brazil to help cover the games. Well folks, it looks like the jokes on NBC, because Jones just accepted the offer.

The comedian tweeted earlier today that she is, in fact, heading to Rio:

Jones will reportedly be joining NBC’s coverage team, attending live events and helping out on air and online — maybe she can take over the NBC Olympics Twitter handle, they’re a bit too spoiler-happy over there.

Here she is trying to understand the physical mechanics of men’s canoe salom:

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