The 2022 Winter Olympics will kick off next month, and while we're anxiously awaiting the games, former figure skater and Olympian, Adam Rippon, has an important—and candid—message.
During a recent interview with E! News, the 32-year-old athlete said he hoped viewers around the world remembered one thing as they watched the games: “What I hope that the audience remembers is that all these athletes are human and when we talk about them and we celebrate them, that they're going to see the way people talk about them.”
Rippon continued, saying, “Just remember that these are people who worked their entire lives for these moments whether it goes the way they want it to or not. They work incredibly hard and they put their blood, sweat and tears and time into these moments. This is the biggest moment of their sporting career and just remember that we're just like them. They're human.”