The Washington Post has a pretty hilarious roundup of Tweets from numerous reporters who have reached Sochi only to find inadequate, incomplete, or nonexistent hotel rooms.
Here are some of our favorites from that story, along with some updates from those reporters:
The Globe & Mail’s Mark MacKinnon‘s Sochi hotel isn’t quite finished yet…
Ok, so my hotel doesn't have a lobby yet.—
Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) February 04, 2014
The slogan of the Sochi Olympics is "Hot. Cool. Yours." Only the last two words applied to my shower this morning.—
Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) February 05, 2014
Stacy St. Clair of the Chicago Tribune isn’t drinking the Sochi Kool-Aid just yet… and certainly not with the yellow water coming from her hotel bathroom tap.
Also on the bright side: I just washed my face with Evian, like I'm a Kardashian or something.—
Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 04, 2014
CNN sports producer Harry Reekie and his team arrived to find that months of preparation can go down the drain when the hotel rooms you booked don’t exist.
Reekie Tweeted the issue to Sochi Organizing Committee President and CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko:
For what it’s worth, the CEO’s hotel room isn’t just in good order, it also has an awesome view:
Meanwhile, BBC Moscow bureau chief Kevin Bishop has this lovely decor in his unfinished accommodations: