Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – American bobsledder Lolo Jones was briefly separated from her teammates and quarantined after experiencing cold and flu symptoms over the weekend.
In her latest tweet, Jones said she was released from quarantine Monday.
US bobsled officials said Jones was put in quarantine to enable her to rest and at the same time, ensure that the others didn’t get sick.
Official training will begin Friday and the first two heats will be held Feb. 18.
Jones, a former world indoor hurdle champion, competed at two Olympics but did not medal in either one.
She is slated to ride with pilot Jazmine Fenlator in USA-3 when the women’s bobsled competition begins next week.
Jones and teammate Lauryn Williams are set to become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in both the Winter and Summer Games.