Horror Story III: The Elevators of Sochi

by Julia Ioffe | February 11, 2014

Poor Johnny Quinn. The American bobsledder came to Sochi to bobsled. Instead he's taking gold in the new sport of Getting Stuck in Small Sochi Spaces.

First, it was the bathroom.


...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak pic.twitter.com/apZRefgvCO

— Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 8, 2014


Last night, it was the elevator. 


No one is going to believe this but we just got stuck in an elevator. Ask @BOBSLEDR and @Crippsee who were there... pic.twitter.com/Rwg57CBbUU

— Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) February 10, 2014


Turns out, this weekend, British bobsledder Rebekah Wilson was almost killed by one. When the elevator doors opened, she started stepping in when she noticed there was no elevator there. She had almost stepped into an empty elevator shaft. 


Wowzers! @paulawalkerGB nearly didn't have her brakewomen after walking out into this! pic.twitter.com/7AzRxRsioX

— Rebekah Wilson (@BexGBbobsleigh) February 8, 2014


Anyone who's been to Russia knows residential elevators can be a bit claustrophobic, but, dang, this is a little much.

Source URL: http://www.newrepublic.com//article/116565/johnny-quinn-and-rebekah-wilson-almost-killed-rogue-sochi-elevators