Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – Several athletes at the Sochi Olympics have encountered problems in their hotel rooms, from bathroom doors with defective locks and uncomfortable beds, despite claims that the host shelled out $50 billion for its staging.
American bobsledder and one-time NFL player Johnny Quinn got stuck in the bathroom of his hotel room. With no phone or way to call for help, he used his “bobsled push training” just to get out.
Later, the 6-2, 220-pound Quinn posted a photo of the gaping hole in the door on his Twitter account.
A US team spokeswoman could not say whether Quinn, a former NFL player with the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills, will have to pay for the door.
Also, some athletes complained of lack of space in their beds, especially Slovakia’s 6-foot-9 professional hockey player Zdeno Chara.
A Slovakian newspaper tweeted a photo of Chara’s bed with a bench on it so he could extend his feet while sleeping.
Quinn’s run-in with the door is only the latest in a long list of embarrassing infrastructure mishaps that visitors to Sochi have been tweeting about for the past week.