Track star Immaculata Lolo Jones sure does have a lot of pent up energy and time on her hands; the U.S. bobsled team announced Thursday that Jones was one of 24 athletes who had secured a position on this season's bobsled team.
Jones joins the team as a "push athlete" — one of the ones who helps push the bobsled down the shoot, hops in the back to ride it to the finish, and has never known the touch of a man.
If it ends up that Jones does qualify for the 2014 Olympics (her first major hurdle comes this winter at the bobsledding World Cup — hopefully she won't smack into it), she won't be the first athlete to compete in both the winter and summer games; over a dozen athletes already hold that distinction. A lot of them have even competed in bobsled as their winter event; fellow London 2012 alum Tianna Madison (a gold medal sprinter) was added to the team today along with Jones.
Still, it's a lot more impressive than most people's summer-winter crossover activities, which consist of "enjoying donuts sprinkled with seasonal confetti," "watching NBC," and "competing in no olympics."