Skip to comments.Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences
Posted on 02/05/2014 10:31:12 AM PST by Morgana
Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics (here are 15 alarming signs that Russia might not be ready) reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if its running, isnt drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.
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Does them IOC members will have to give back their bribe money?
Did Russia outsource the preparations to Sebelius?
Hopefully the UN delegation won’t bring their bedbugs with them.
They are going to treat the Olympics in Russia about as fairly as they treated George Bush during his presidency. There will be the same screeching. This is how liberals act.
I wonder how many billions were grafted out of the construction contracts?
stray dogs and construction workers
I agree. There are no doubt some problems, but there has been negative coverage of every aspect of Sochi since the whole gay flap started up.
They should pass out tents. That would be a truer reflection of their culture. Right?
“...his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.”
If this were going on here, all somebody would have to do is call the police and SWAT teams would be dispatched to take out of the dogs and strange men wielding hammers.
OH Vlady going be tick off with lack of completion
Nothing changes in Mother Russia. Nothing.
Mainstream Marxist Journalists don’t like their workers’ paradise? Isn’t this what they want here?
Pray America is Waking
“stray dogs and construction workers”
I used to have that album.
Uh, no... Wait, that was “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”.
Well if they had more homosexuals involved in the planning and design, I am sure it would all be just simply FAB-u-lous.
Wait ‘til they see the Potemkin ski jump.
“They are going to treat the Olympics in Russia about as fairly as they treated George Bush during his presidency.”
Exactly. They were pissed off before they even stepped off the plane. Every hotel issue will be treated as an expose into the real Russia. We will hear about safety endlessly, yet they will bitch incessantly about the security forces being overbearing. If anyone so much as scowls at a homo or a moslem, or dares ask for their ticket, it will be an international crisis.
But in Rio it will be nothing but happy exotic fun 24/7. And im sure all the food, accommodations, and infrastructure in China were just like the Holiday Inn.
They should issue jet packs to the ski jump contestants and let the Biathlon contestants compete to "pick them off" before landing. I'd watch that.
Are they still planning to use snow mobiles to get the ski jumpers back up the hill? (just spreading rumors and fueling the fire). LOL
This just in:
American Media elites covering the Olympics in Sochi are requesting care packages be sent from America. They need food, water, shelter and electricity. But don’t send firewood, it’s illegal to import firewood because of the Ash Boring Beetle.
They should have foreseen this and arranged for some cruise ships to be just offshore so the athletes and spectators could stay aboard them.
My initial thought was that it’s a shame sports journalists aren’t being treated like the gods that they are, but after a look at the used toilet paper disposal bin I’m almost ready to work up a sympathetic grin. Scratch another prospective destination off the Drill Vacation List.
Do you remember this from the 1980’s?
Wendy’s Commercial - Soviet Fashion Show
DIS - GUSTING.
Perhaps it is a recycling bin....
agreed, and those journOlists will never, ever acknowledge that this is the legacy of their beloved communism. They will continue to claim it just hasn’t been done right.
I say an article that claimed half the $50 billion was outright stolen.
Russia figured the accommodations they would skimp on are the media ones. With Sports media so leftist...kinda nice idea...
Sports media are wusses compared to war correspondents
so let me see if I understand this correctly, it’s not called toilet paper in Russian? it’s called Bin Paper? Got it.
Is that similar to a mexican jumping bean?
we dont need to know where they’ve bin
It appears to be as foul as it is disgusting.
Can't make out what bottom right means, No Drinking?
That video is good. Is it from the Olympic trials?
please dont throw BOMBS in the toilets!
The whole panel is too funny, fishpole and all. It’s almost too good to be true
No jamming a syringe into your arm?
when real life IS parody
IMO, this picture doesn’t look like it is coming from a hotel room.
More likely an outdoor bar or something, equipped with a septic tank (that is why they ask to dispose paper apart).
I dont know. the photos arent necessarily “authenticated” as described...
Just look at the drywall on the left. It looks like there is another bucket behind, and probably another toilet.
Bus stop, outdoor bar, beach etc, a hotel room - very unlikely.
You may have cleared this up.....
The water on the other hand...
If I’m a journalist looking to bash a “gay-unfriendly” Olympics I can produce a glass of such water as easily as to take a pee.
I have no evidence to back my theory, it might really be a sand or rust in a water.
I still can’t see it as a problem of such a magnitude. They have to call manager to sort it out or book to another hotel.
allegedly some communique was issued...precisely where and by whom i dont know that the article said...that not only was this water not to be drunk but it shouldnt come in contact with the face.
This could all be unsubstantiated propaganda.
the report on the water...came from one Chicago Tribune reporter over TWITTER
the evidence of anyone from the hotel....remarking that it was unsafe is as far as I can determime...not available
It might be true but I don’t see a big deal anyway.
I hope they all get dysentery.
Speaking of Mad Dogs and Englishmen, there are some great youtube videos of that concert, e.g.,
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