Then it changed gear to whether the Olympic site would actually be ready (with reports only 6 of the 9 media hotels completed a couple days before the Opening Ceremony).
And now the stories have become so unbelievable that the line between what is truth and what is fiction is not so much blurry, as completely invisible. There are reports of stray dogs in hotel rooms, horribly racist abuse online, murders being treated as ‘accidental’ and hotel guests being spied on while showering.
Things are so terrible that the Twitter handle #SochiProblems has gone viral. Here are the big stories everyone is talking about:
1. Don’t drink the water. Even if you get lucky and some comes out of the tap.
On the 4th of February, twitter exploded with journalists complaining of a major water shut down. And when the water came back on, it wasn’t exactly…well…tasty.
My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, “do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.” #Sochi2014
— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 4, 2014