No shower curtains, water, or doorknobs is just some of the issues that journalists have had to deal with since arriving in Russia for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. But on Friday night, it was a USA bobsledder who (hilariously!) got stuck in his hotel bathroom.
“I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed,” Johnny Quinn tweeted on Feb. 7. “With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak.”
Trying to laugh it off, Quinn also posted a picture of the aftermath for his followers’ amusement. In the funny pic, the middle of the door is completely demolished, with several pieces sprawled out on the wood floor.
At the time, Quinn was alone in his Olympic village room and was taking a shower. He’s since posted another photo of the smashed door with a Photoshopped image of himself in the hole looking tough while wearing workout gear.
Despite the bad rap some Sochi hotels have already received, Us Weekly reporter Jen Peros says that, for the most part, the city’s conditions have been blown out of proportion. “Sochi is beautiful and everything is brand-new,” she said of her first-hand experience. “The hotels are by no means luxurious, but they’re fine.”
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