KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — U.S. bobsledder Lolo Jones spent the past couple of days stuck in her room bothered by cold symptoms.
On Monday morning she tweeted, "Just released ... been in quarantine room in Olympic village. Single room was nice just wish I had one of those stray dogs to keep me company."
Later in the day, U.S. ice dancer Alex Shibutani tweeted, ".@lolojones has been sick so this is as close as I'll let her get to me. #LOLButSeriously #SochiSelfie #Sochi2014."
He posted a picture of himself in the foreground and Jones in the background with a mock pouty face in the weight room.
But U.S. bobsled federations officals are not worried — official training doesn't begin until Friday and the first two heats are Feb. 18. They wanted Jones to rest and make sure others didn't get sick.
Earlier this week, U.S. bobsled officials paired Jones with pilot Jazmine Fenlator which is considered the third of three U.S, teams in the competition and the least likely of the U.S. sleds to medal. Fenlator had some success this season, placing second in a World Cup event in Park City in December, and she finished seventh in the World Cup points standings. However, Fenlator-Jones did not medal in three races this season, finishing 15th in Calgary, seventh in Igls, Austria and eighth in Koenigssee, Germany.