Elana Meyers Taylor, the only woman to win three Olympic bobsled medals for the U.S., on Saturday said she has had two negative tests after testing positive for COVID-19 and has been cleared to compete in the Winter Games in Beijing.
Meyers Taylor, who ranks No. 1 in the world in two-man and monobob, was chosen to be a flag-bearer for the U.S. Olympic team but was unable to attend the opening ceremony after she tested positive two days after arriving in Beijing on Jan. 27.
Since testing positive, she has been in isolation at a hotel but had continued to work out. She told NBC's "Weekend TODAY" that she will move to another hotel "so I can start the process of getting back into training and getting everything ready to race" in her bobsled events.
Women's monobob official training begins Thursday, with competition beginning Feb. 13. Training for the two-woman event starts Feb. 15, with competition beginning Feb. 18.
Meyers Taylor told NBC that she has been working out in her room at the isolation hotel and that her friends and coaches have also continued to help her prepare for competition.
"They've been sending me notes on the track and doing different things like that," Meyers Taylor told NBC. "I also have tons and tons of video from our coaches who've just been doing everything they can to keep me engaged and keep me involved. So I've just been going over that as much as I can and watching video and doing whatever I can to stay ready."
Meyers Taylor, competing in her fourth Winter Olympics, has two silver medals and one bronze. She won the season-long points title in the women's World Cup in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.