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Leslie Jones Rejoins NBCU’s Olympics Team in Paris (Exclusive)

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Get ready for Leslie in Paris.

Comedian Leslie Jones will once again be part of NBCUniversal’s Olympics coverage when the 2024 games begin in Paris. The former Saturday Night Live castmember will be the “chief super fan commentator” for the games, providing segments from a variety of events on NBC, Peacock and other NBCU channels and platforms, as well as her own social media.

The Olympics officially begin July 26 with the opening ceremony on the River Seine, though preliminary rounds in a few sports start two days earlier. NBC will carry live events in its daytime coverage and a mix of highlights and other segments in primetime, while Peacock will stream every sport, including live coverage of all 329 medal events, among its unprecedented scope of programming.

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Jones will be on the ground with NBCU’s Olympics team for the first time since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. The previous two Olympics, in Tokyo in 2021 and Beijing in 2022, featured largely remote coverage due to strict COVID-19 protocols in the host cities.

“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 first became part of NBCU’s Olympics coverage in 2016, when NBC Sports invited her to Rio de Janeiro after she live-tweeted several events.

“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 run from July 26-Aug. 11.

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