Meyers Taylor To Carry US Flag At Closing Ceremony

Feb 18, 2022, 5:36 AM
Elana Meyers Taylor - Team USA - Beijing 2022...
Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States celebrates after the bobsleigh women's monobob heat at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 14, 2022. (Photo by Yao Jianfeng/Xinhua via Getty Images)
(Photo by Yao Jianfeng/Xinhua via Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP)  – Elana Meyers Taylor has been picked to be a flagbearer again. And this time, she’ll be able to take the job.

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced Friday night that the four-time Olympian bobsledder will carry the American flag into Sunday night’s closing ceremony of the Beijing Games.

The announcement was synched to Meyers Taylor’s first run in the women’s bobsled event. As soon as she crossed the line in the first heat, the USOPC revealed that she was the flagbearer pick.

Meyers Taylor was chosen to be one of the flagbearers for the U.S. at the opening ceremony on Feb. 4 but could not participate because she was in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test. That spot went to speedskater Brittany Bowe instead, who led the U.S. delegation into the opening alongside curler John Shuster.

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Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

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