The Real Opening Ceremony: Leslie Jones Heats Up The Winter Games With Tweets

Deadline | 2/9/2018 | Greg Evans
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“Skate villain” hasn’t yet made it into the official lexicon of Olympic judges, and going Beyonce isn’t quite up there with the lutz, the axel or the salchow, but Leslie Jones is doing her best to bring a fresh eye – and vocabulary – to the Winter Games.

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Jones, the Saturday Night Live cast member whose Olympic enthusiasm got her an official gig covering the Games for NBC, has been tweet-watching skaters and skiers from the States since Thursday, well before the Friday night opening ceremony. Some snowy weather in New York caused some flight delays Thursday, stranding Jones in Atlanta, but she’ll eventually make her way to PyeongChang for more commentary, athlete interviews and, of course, tweets.

So for a warm-up, here’s a...
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