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Lolo Jones back in the Olympics, savoring moment

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Lolo Jones (via Instagram) is still not sure how she feels about Team USA's outfits... Lolo Jones (via Instagram) is still not sure how she feels about Team USA's outfits...

Tim Reynolds/ AP Sports Writer 

SOCHI, RUSSIA - Lolo Jones is getting a new start, and it's not without some tears.

The U.S. track and field star who failed to win a medal in London is back at her third Olympics - but this time in a bobsled.

After a year and a half of training, Jones has won acceptance from teammates who have welcomed her as one of their own.

At a news conference Monday in Sochi, the hurdler told the story about how she became a bobsledder, with words that became hard to decipher as her eyes welled with tears.

Jones wrapped up the tale by shouting: "They had my back."

She said her bobsledding teammates in Lake Placid, New York, "accepted me, they embraced me, they lifted me up and I think it was what I needed."

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