The four-time U.S. champion clearly felt it had affected his preparation for Thursday’s short program in the team event, when Abbott fell on his opening jump and finished seventh of the 10 men.
"It is very easy to lose time and structure inside the (Olympic) Village. There is so much going on. It felt more like summer camp than an Olympic Games. It’s kind of like Neverland, where time just doesn’t exist, and you’re a kid forever. It’s an amazing feeling, but it wasn’t very conducive to my individual needs."
So Abbott has relocated temporarily to a hotel in attempt to restore his mental structure for the men’s competition, which begins Thursday.