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Comedian Leslie Jones Will Be A Commentator At the Paris Olympics

The former Saturday Night Live cast member is a major fan of Team USA and will be covering her third Olympics as “chief super fan commentator.”

Comedian Leslie Jones will be an official commentator for the 2024 Paris Olympics, rejoining NBCUniversal’s coverage as “chief superfan commentator.” The former Saturday Night Live cast member will provide segments for a variety of events on NBC, Peacock, other NBCU channels and platforms, and will be posting updates on her own social media accounts as well. 

“I’m pumped to be heading to Paris to report on Team USA,” Jones said in a statement. “These athletes train for years to compete at the highest level, and I’m so excited to be back in the seat with NBCUniversal, cheering for Team USA and serving as chief super fan commentator. USA!! SLAY ALL DAY!! LET’S GOOOOOO!!”

Jones was first invited to become a part of NBCU’s Olympic coverage in 2016 after she live-tweeted day one of the Summer Games in Rio, offering hilarious commentary as she rooted for Team USA. She also provided commentary for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. 

Showcasing the energy, enthusiasm, and comedy Jones brings to track and field coverage, Citius Mag posted a reminder of the time in 2021 that the Ghostbusters actress recorded herself discovering the steeplechase event, spouting expletives and yelling in disbelief, “Is that like a roadblock they jumpin’ over? That’s not a hurdle! Okay, so like, they horses? I’ve never seen no sh*t like that.”

“We are excited to welcome Leslie back to our Olympic team,” said Rebecca Chatman, coordinating producer for NBC Olympics. “She is a passionate fan of Team USA, and we can’t wait to hear from her at events and sites across Paris.” The Olympics will take place from July 26 through August 11, and NBC will include live events in its daytime coverage and a mix of highlights and other segments in primetime. In an unprecedented scope of programming, Peacock will be streaming every sport, including live coverage of all 329 medal events.

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