Baffled foreign journalists covering the Sochi Olympic Games have taken to Twitter to share with the world the various problems, from unfinished hotel rooms to general dirtiness, they have encountered.
Despite the Games’ 37 billion euro price tag, many things seem not to be running smoothly. The Twitter account @SochiProblems has started to aggregate some of the cheeky complaints from journalists in Sochi.
Here are some of them:
To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real: pic.twitter.com/7AeesqDi8Y— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) 4 Février 2014
Unfortunately random light fixtures appear to be falling pic.twitter.com/zVRWaUxp7d— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) 5 Février 2014
In my Sochi hotel. You're welcome to pop by and sit forlornly in my Chairs of Desolation. pic.twitter.com/msoqXAIcj4— cathalkelly (@cathalkelly) 5 Février 2014
Ok, doorknob karma. My apologies, Sochi. pic.twitter.com/OBV8cR3uDA— Barry Petchesky (@barryap1) 4 Février 2014
Fellow journo: Colleague lost hotel room key. Hotel did not have copy. So instead of giving a new key, they removed the whole door.— SeanFitz_Gerald (@SeanFitz_Gerald) 5 Février 2014
Canada House, in Olympic Park, still under construction, still playing to the idea we all own a cottage somewhere. pic.twitter.com/YyxfqeBzlQ— SeanFitz_Gerald (@SeanFitz_Gerald) 4 Février 2014
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) 4 Février 2014
Also on the bright side: I just washed my face with Evian, like I'm a Kardashian or something.— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) 4 Février 2014
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