Olympic Brief: Clarks Summit native Rippon decides not to join NBC

Learned behavior 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano has also spoken out to disclose that male eating disorders within the sport are nothing new

Learned behavior 1988 Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano has also spoken out to disclose that male eating disorders within the sport are nothing new

Olympian figure skater Adam Rippon has found a mega fan in Britney Spears who cheered him on in an amazingly heartfelt tweet.

Hey @Adaripp. I just wanted let you know that I am a fan, I am not in denial, and that you are THE MOST FUN! "Keep making us all smile at the #WinterOlympics and good luck today".

And an elated Rippon reciprocated Saturday "I could feel you on the ice with me". Doing this would require me to leave Team USA and move out of the Olympic Village. "Thank you for not being in denial, LOVE YOU" followed by several hearts.

Sally Field is helping her son Sam Greisman slide into Rippon's DMs.

As soon as Field caught wind, she texted her son some advice on how to land his bronze medal-winning "Olympic crush" - a conversation Greisman promptly tweeted.

Rippon immediately began his one-sided feud with Vice President Pence, after it was announced that the VP would lead the USA delegation to the the Winter Olympics.

When asked in December what it was like to be a gay athlete, he responded, "It's exactly like being a straight athlete". "Sam.he's insanely pretty. Find a way", Field wrote.

She gave her son the ultimate push, and tagged Rippon in a quote-tweet. The flamboyant skater made every one of his post-program interviews go viral with one-liners like "You can't explain witchcraft" and jabs at Vice President Mike Pence about being an out gay athlete.

Rippon came away with a bronze medal in the team male figure skating competition, adding to the United States' current medal count of 10 medals (putting them in fifth place overall behind Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada).

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