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February 10th, 2014
11:55 PM ET

Johnny Quinn on being twice trapped in Sochi: "On race day I'll make sure that I shower with the door open and probably take the stairs"

On the heels of a very eventful start to his time in Sochi, an Olympic experience that has thus far included being locked in his own hotel bathroom, and trapped in an elevator only days later, on Monday evening Johnny Quinn joined Piers Morgan for a live interview.

Asked by the host if he is traditionally this "accident prone," the American bobsledder chuckled his way through an explanation:

"No, I think it's just a misfortunate situation in both scenarios, now that everybody's safe, and the door's been fixed, the elevator's been fixed, it's kind of something funny to laugh about," said the 30-year-old former professional football player who's been using his social media accounts to keep fans, family and friends abreast of his various Russian travails. "In the meantime, my teammates are giving me a hard time ... you can make sure that on race day I'll make sure that I shower with the door open and probably take the stairs."

Three days since the opening ceremony, Ralph Lauren's Team USA uniforms continue to come under fire for their ostentatious design. But despite Morgan's goading, Quinn refused to utter even the slightest ill word about his ensemble or his experience:

"As a first time olympian, I was pretty excited to put on our Ralph Lauren gear and be part of opening ceremonies. Walking through opening ceremonies, being a small part of the 230 athlete delegation to represent the United States of America was an unbelievable experience that words really can't put into proportion what it was like," said Quinn. "Personally, I really enjoyed the gear, it was fantastic walking in opening ceremonies, it's a memory I'll have with me for the rest of my life."

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