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Hilary Knight appears on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (video)

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Wearing her Olympic gold medal, Hilary Knight joined Team USA super fan and comedian Leslie Jones on “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update.

Knight became one of few Winter Olympic champions to appear on SNL. The only Winter Olympic gold medalist to host the show was Jonny Moseley in 2002.

A Summer Olympic gold medalist hosted Saturday’s show — Dream Team member Charles Barkley for the fourth time.

Knight and the U.S. women’s hockey team have been on a nationwide media tour with stops in Los Angeles (appeared on “Ellen”), the Tampa Bay area (where they trained leading up to PyeongChang), New York and Washington, D.C., appearing at an NHL Stadium Series game in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday.

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Leslie Jones returns for PyeongChang Olympics

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Leslie Jones is going back to the Olympics.

The “Saturday Night Live” cast member, whose Team USA enthusiasm took Rio by storm, will again be a super fan and NBC Olympics contributor in PyeongChang.

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Jones began the August 2016 Rio Olympics cheering from home. Her live-tweeting commentary led NBC Olympics President Jim Bell to invite her to Brazil.

Jones accepted and experienced the Games with Team USA Olympians.

Since Rio, Jones was nominated for an Emmy, hosted the BET Awards and made the Time 100.

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