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Sochi Olympics are a mess: no toilet paper, brown water, and construction problems

Sochi Olympics

The Sochi Games begin on Thursday, and they will most likely look great on TV. They’ll probably be a good experience for the athletes. But the horror stories coming from the media descending upon the city have been plentiful.

Reporters have been sharing photos and first-hand accounts over the past few days that paint the Olympics as, putting it nicely, a less than completed work. Reporters have said most hotels are missing things ranging from light bulbs to wifi to toilet paper to hot water. Three of the nine mountain hotels haven’t been completed, according to’s Bruce Arthur. Numerous reporters have talked about stray dogs being all over the area.

From the sounds of things, Sochi will be all ready in a month.

Unfortunately, they were supposed to be ready this week.

Well let’s take a look at this disaster in the making. Perhaps the best photo to come from Sochi was taken by Yahoo! Sports hockey writer Greg Wyshynski, who shared this picture cautioning people against putting toilet paper in the toilet:

But that’s just the beginning of the toilet problems in Sochi!

Nika Starshinova shared this photo of a toilet where the lid seems to have been assembled backwards:

And what do you know, it looks like some lucky folks will be asked to take part in synchronized shi–ing!

Oh, and here’s the discolored water:

Looks like all the construction still hasn’t quite been completed:

And do you think the members of Canada’s Olympic hockey team, you know, athletes who are used to staying in five-star hotels on the road, will enjoy these tiny little beds?

Guess everyone’s just going to have to rough it for a few weeks. How the heck are two athletes supposed to, umm, you know, on one of those?

H/T Deadspin


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