Bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, Team USA's three-time Olympic medalist who's aiming for her first gold medal in the two-woman and newly introduced single-slider monobob disciplines, wrote in an Instagram post Monday night that she had tested positive for COVID just ahead of the 2022 Winter Games:
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Meyers Taylor previously earned Olympic bronze at Vancouver 2010, silver at Sochi 2014, and a second silver at PyeongChang 2018. She has been widely viewed as a gold medal contender at the upcoming Games, hot off a 2021-22 Bobsled World Cup season that saw her top the standings in both the woman's monobob and two-woman events.
Monobob's first-ever Olympic competition begins with training heats on February 11 at 9:00 p.m. EST, while the event's final is supposed to follow Super Bowl LVI (56) on NBC on Sunday, February 13. The two-woman race kicks off Saturday, February 19th at 7:00 a.m. EST and concludes Sunday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m. A complete schedule of bobsledding races and exclusive NBC and Peacock streams can be found on NBCOlympics.com.
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