"Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones is an avowed Olympics superfan, so much so that her enthusiastic tweeting during the 2016 summer games in Rio led to NBC officially inviting her to attend the event. Naturally, the network wasn't going to let another Olympics come and go without Jones on its team, and NBC announced this week that the comedian will be there in PyeongChang, South Korea throughout the winter games.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will both contribute to online coverage (likely mainly through her Twitter account), as well as appear in some televised segments. Much like she did in Rio, she'll attend multiple events and meet and greets with athletes, and obviously, provide plenty of hilarious, boisterous commentary along the way.

"Experiencing the Olympics through the lens of Leslie is unlike anything else," said Jim Bell, president of Olympics production and programming for NBC, in a statement. "Her passion for Team USA is contagious, and her adventures in South Korea should be fascinating."

We can't wait to follow along. Watch Jones's excited announcement below for a taste of her PyeongChang coverage to come.

The Winter Olympics will air on NBC beginning with the opening ceremony (co-hosted by returning NBC vet Katie Couric) on February 9.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Jones/Twitter]

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