Sally Field plays matchmaker between son and Olympian Adam Rippon

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At this year's games in South Korea, American figure skater Adam became the first openly gay man to win a medal for the United States at any Winter Olympics, taking home the bronze medal in the men's free skate. The bronze medal was the ideal accessory to an inspired Olympics debut for the charismatic 28-year-old who won over America (and the world) with his dedication to skating and the way he always speaks his mind, especially across social media.

Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy are the USA's only two openly gay male athletes at these Olympics, and the pair have showed LGBTQ pride on their social media pages. Rippon said to the paper, upon learning that Pence would be leading the U.S Olympics delegation in South Korea. If he accepted NBC's offer, he would have been required to relinquish his official Olympic standing, surrender his credential and move out of the Team USA housing. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them. Nobody has told us anything.

"You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?"

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"I feel very lucky that I'm not Adam, and I don't have to deal with that whole political side of things", Radford, who now plans to retire from competitive skating, said.

On his legacy: "You know, I'm not like a gay icon, or America's gay sweetheart".

Adam's father Rick Rippon joked Monday: 'I read that Adam has been hired by NBC to cover the rest of the Games.

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Always outspoken, Rippon made news in mid-January when he criticized Vice President Pence in a story in USA TODAY.

"I don't want to make this too much for my competitors and for my teammates", Rippon said.

Rippon's numerous fan, unsurprisingly, couldn't be happier about the news - or just generally more in love with the self-described icon.

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are now airing on NBC. "I spoke out for them because right now I have a voice, and I think it's really important for me to use it".