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American Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Busts Through Sochi Bathroom Door: PHOTO

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn had to bust out of a bathroom door in Sochi after being locked in.

QuinnTweeted Quinn: "...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak"

He added: "I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed...."

Quinn spoke with the TODAY show:

"I started hitting it, and eventually saw daylight so I kept going until I could get out," Quinn said. And while his fellow teammates heard the ruckus, they didn’t think much of it.

"We were next door and we could hear some pounding and muffled noises, but we thought it was construction," said teammate Dallas Robinson.

It was Nick Cunningham who found Quinn, and after going to look for him he realized his teammate had left an hour earlier to take a quick shower.

“[Johnny] was literally in his towel and he had this stunned look on his face. I saw the door and it was like, really in the shape of a person who just ran through the door," Cunningham said.

Quinn was quick to point out he’s not considering the incident among the #Sochiproblems. “A door jam like this can happen anywhere,” he said.

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  1. What a metaphor.

    Posted by: David C. | Feb 8, 2014 10:01:39 AM

  2. He can bust in my bathroom door any day. Woof!

    Posted by: tboy | Feb 8, 2014 10:03:30 AM

  3. Aren't bathrooms supposed to lock from the inside?

    Posted by: Voet | Feb 8, 2014 10:09:01 AM

  4. In Russia, bathroom doors lock YOU.

    Posted by: abden | Feb 8, 2014 10:23:59 AM

  5. The tacky stories just keep piling up.

    Posted by: greg | Feb 8, 2014 10:24:27 AM

  6. Is that a cardboard door?

    Posted by: Jeff | Feb 8, 2014 10:24:59 AM

  7. Couldn't he just wave someone down on his bathroom cam?

    Posted by: Critifur | Feb 8, 2014 10:29:02 AM

  8. My nose is twitching on this one. Sounds suspicious. Bathroom doors don't really jam on their own. And how convenient for it to happen with him in there.

    Sounds more like something happened outside of the bathroom. With all of the anti-gay crap going on over there, it just sounds fishy as hell.

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 8, 2014 10:52:37 AM

  9. Sochi is so cheap. Cardboard filler doors. Not surprised it was an American's door that jammed. His team needs to be watchful of each other & not assume anything, foul play avoided, this time...

    Posted by: CC | Feb 8, 2014 11:04:31 AM

  10. Yeah right Johnny, this could happen ANYWHERE. LOL

    Posted by: Kieran | Feb 8, 2014 11:04:42 AM

  11. The Olympics is a sh!tshow thanks to Russia. NBC will have its worst ratings ever.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Feb 8, 2014 11:13:13 AM

  12. showers will be fun from here on, everyone will be able to watch u in there... all those hot olympic bodies... the downside is that u will be able to look in the eyes of someone watching u take a dump too...

    Posted by: V-8 | Feb 8, 2014 11:26:16 AM

  13. The whole event is just a big Putin Hole as far as I am concerned!

    Posted by: Dj | Feb 8, 2014 11:41:37 AM

  14. In Russia, they won't even allow you out of the water closet.

    Posted by: Andy | Feb 8, 2014 11:45:53 AM

  15. Most modern doors are manufactured like this. It's not new, or cheap that it's got cardboard in the core. Having said that....

    Posted by: Craig in Portland | Feb 8, 2014 11:58:43 AM

  16. This is why sexy Olympians should always shower with a buddy.

    Posted by: FFS | Feb 8, 2014 12:13:18 PM

  17. and he puts the seat down like a gentleman!

    Posted by: dave | Feb 8, 2014 12:47:19 PM

  18. with the sochi track record, the door knob was probably on backwards.

    i'd rather see him break through a closet door, he's cute!

    Posted by: northalabama | Feb 8, 2014 1:02:54 PM

  19. Guaranteed that the hotel will now charge him $10,000 for the destroyed door. If he doesn't pay, he will be threatened with arrest for destruction of property and hooliganism.

    Posted by: Jack | Feb 8, 2014 2:43:56 PM

  20. Now we know why the bathrooms seat two -- you're going to need the muscle power to get out again.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 8, 2014 5:59:08 PM

  21. Finally an excuse to always bring my phone with me to the bathroom.

    Posted by: Craig | Feb 8, 2014 6:18:14 PM


    I can't believe I'm the first to see the door, name, and make that reference.

    Posted by: 100PlasticBags | Feb 8, 2014 6:36:54 PM

  23. He can join me in the shower anytime

    Posted by: jarago | Feb 8, 2014 8:40:28 PM

  24. This guy is hotttttt!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 8, 2014 9:38:30 PM

  25. Wait: he was in a towel?! Where's THAT photo?

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Feb 8, 2014 10:32:19 PM

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