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NBC offers to send Leslie Jones to Rio for the Olympics

Do it for the people, Leslie.


April Siese


Posted on Aug 7, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 7:45 am CDT

The world is a much better place now that Leslie Jones is back on Twitter. Jones’s prolific live tweeting of the Rio Olympics, which kicked off on Saturday, is apparently enough to vault her from commenting on the social media site to commentating on the global stage.

NBC, which needs a whole lot of help when it comes to endearing itself to its audience, is willing to fly the Ghostbusters actress to Brazil to better serve Olympics fans. Executive Producer Jim Bell reached out to Jones on, you guessed it, Twitter, to extend the offer.

It’s unclear if and when Jones will make her debut in Rio. For now, here are some highlights of the most hyped up, patriotic Olympics fan watching the games.

If tweeting were an Olympic sport, Jones would win gold for sure.

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2016, 4:00 pm CDT