Jeremy Abbott Leaves Olympic Village to Focus on Training

Jeremy Abbott has moved out of the Olympic village and into a hotel to maximize his focus and comfort following a lackluster showing in the men’s short program in the new team event last week, where he scored a 65.65 and placed seventh. The score was his lowest in recent history. The 28-year-old figure skater, who brought a blow-up queen-sized mattress to Sochi because of sleep troubles four years ago on the athlete's twin bed in Vancouver, told reporters Tuesday that he "had to step away and think, ‘All right, I have a whole week and a half to really live this experience. I came here to do a job and I have to stick to my business.” Abbott skates again Thursday night in the men's singles event. “It’s all in the preparation,” Abbott said. “We’re going to make sure that every hair is in place."

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