1 min agoUS bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor cleared to compete after bout with Covid-19From CNN’s Homero DeLaFuente
Elana Meyers Taylor (Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Team USA)American bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor has been cleared to compete at the Winter Olympics after testing negative for Covid-19 twice, according to the Games’ official website.
Meyers Taylor, who tested positive for Covid-19 two days after arriving in Beijing, revealed the news to NBC’s Today Show on Saturday.
“I’ll be leaving tonight, which is the morning for you guys, and headed to another hotel, so I can start the process of getting back into training and getting everything ready to race,” she told NBC’s Today Show.
Meyers Taylor, 37, was put into self-isolation after testing positive, where she continued to train during the week, while awaiting to be cleared
The three-time Olympic bobsleigh medalist is scheduled to compete in the women’s monobob and two-woman bobsled events.
59 min agoNorway takes home the gold as China wins big on SaturdayFrom CNN’s Jack Bantock
Having arrived in China as the most successful country in Winter Olympics history, Norway was quickly into the groove on day one of Beijing 2022.
Norway got off to a golden start on Saturday, with the Nordic country claiming two top medals to take its all-time gold tally to 134. That’s 29 more than the United States, which sits in second on 105.
Norwegian Therese Johaug won the first gold of Beijing 2022 with a dominant victory in the 15-kilometer cross-country skiing race in the women’s skiathlon, cruising to her first individual Olympic title in 44 minutes and 13.7 seconds.
The 33-year-old is competing in her third Games, but missed Pyeongchang 2018 due to a positive drug test in 2016.
“I’ve been training a lot for this for many, many years,” Johaug told reporters. “It’s been a special week for us.”
Johaug finished just over 30 seconds ahead of the ROC’s Natalia Nepryaeva, who won silver in a time of 44:43.9.
Austria’s Teresa Stadlober completed the podium, securing bronze with a 44:44.2 finish.
Medal tally for Feb. 5:
Biathlon: Mixed relay 4x6km (women’s and men’s): NorwayCross-country skiing: Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon: Therese Johaug, NorwayFreestyle Skiing: Men’s moguls: Walter Wallberg, SwedenShort Track Speed Skating: Mixed team relay: ChinaSki Jumping: Women’s normal hill individual: Ursa Bogataj, SloveniaSpeed Skating: Women’s 3000m: Irene Schouten, NetherlandsRead more:
1 hr agoMedal-winning athletes at Beijing 2022 get to take home a panda souvenirFrom CNN’s Nectar Gan in Beij
US bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor cleared to compete after bout with Covid-19
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