What is it with bobsledders and Olympic Village misadventures?
FEB 09, 2014 7:40a ET
The alpine races and ski jumping are thrill-a-minute events in the Olympics.
Bobsledders, though, aren't even waiting to get to their venue to get their daily dose of adventure and excitement. And at this point we can hardly wait to see what they'll have in store for us once their competitions officially start.
The latest bobsledder to light up Twitter with tales of a close call is British brakewoman Rebekah Wilson, who came oh-so-close to taking the dorm elevator straight to a lengthy hospital stay.
After leaving her room in the Olympic Village on Saturday morning, Wilson hit the down button for the elevator. When the doors opened, she was greeted with an empty elevator shaft.
One absent-minded step, and Wilson would have left driver Paula Walker at a decided disadvantage in pursuit of a medal.
All of this, of course, comes on the heels of American bobsledder Johnny Quinn, the former football player, having to smash and crash his way out of the bathroom in his dorm room after finding himself locked in and no one around to hear his calls for a little help.