20 Things That Are Terribly Wrong With 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
20 Weird Things Happening in Sochi
In honor of the commencement of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, I have compiled a list of the weird and terrifying things that are happening right now in Russia's current hottest destination. Yes, the horror stories from the media and athletes will be making it onto this list as well as the stories that have been developing throughout the process of Olympic preparation.
We all have heard the things that are going on over in Sochi, Russia. Everyone seems to be happy with the current conditions of Sochi for the 2014 Games and it's not even little things that are going wrong, it's hundreds upon hundreds of little things going wrong.
If you have seen the pictures or followed the @SochiProblems Twitter page, you know exactly what is going on right now across the world and you can rest easy knowing that you don't have to deal with the horrific conditions that the athletes and media in Sochi have to deal with.
You can bet that this list will be full of embarrassing pictures that Sochi has been responsible for and the media and athletes are poking fun at the mediocre conditions. No, these aren't exactly the worst conditions in the world -- because that would be selfish to even think -- but for the 2014 Winter Olympic games that the entire world will be seeing and attending, everything was rushed by the Russian government.
When @SochiProblems has more followers than the actual Olympics page, you know that there is something wrong with the way that Russia has hosted the Olympics thus far. Unless things change completely in the next couple of days, you can be sure that the Olympics will never be hosted here again.
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Cleaning Staff Was in a Hurry
Uh, yeah, you guys missed a spot.
You're Always Being Watched by Creepy Pictures in Your Hotel Room
That's a comforting picture on your nightstand there.
There Are Stray Dogs Everywhere
Yeah, you might want to find a home for these guys.
Hotels Aren't Quite Ready Yet
Hm, not quite sure if they gave it their all in the preparation process.
Manholes Are Apparently Uncovered
Nothing says comfort like an uncovered manhole in the middle of a sidewalk.
There's a Wait For The Bathroom?
Front row seats to watch whoever uses the bathroom? Anybody?
Weird Toilet Signs
So you can't eat out of, fish out of, stand on top of or be afraid of the toilet? What can we do then?
Signs Like This
Make sure you check the tank for guns.
Anti-Gay Position in Sochi
Sochi is apparently extremely against gay rights. The mayor of Sochi has even gone as far as to saying that there are no gay people in the city -- disproved by the two gay night clubs listed in the city directory.
The Water Might be Undrinkable
Apple juice on tap? Nope, just urine-colored water.
Urinals Might, or Might Not, Have Pipes
For some reason, this doesn't seem sanitary.
The Sochi Olympic Slogan Might be Incorrect
The Sochi slogan is "Hot. Cool. Yours.(The climate is cold, but the hospitality is warm)" -- neither of those things are actually true.
The Weather Isn't Very Wintery
Some people might be excited about weather in the 40s and 50s, but when it's the Winter Olympics, that's probably not a good place to host the games.
Don't Forget to Throw Your Used Toilet Paper in the Trash Bin
After you wipe, make sure you throw the used toilet paper in the trash bin. That will make for some weird bathroom visits.
Security is Sleeping on the Job
Oh, I'm glad the bouncer at the cafeteria is taking a little nap. Good thing bomb threats aren't an issue at these Olympics. Oh, wait.
Media Grab Bags Are Random
Glad to see they're handing out ethernet cords in the media grab bags. That's like saying "hey, our wireless internet is crap, enjoy some less crappy wired internet." The media also got a rainbow-colored sleep mask, a giant useless pen, a passport holder, a creepy stuffed bear and useless fact books about Sochi.
Contestants Complaining of Bad Slope Conditions
Shaun White and a few other snowboarders have already complained about dangerous slope conditions. Not really something you want to hear as a host -- nor as a fellow competitor.
Vladimir Putin's Obsession With Leopards
Valdimir Putin apparently has an obsession with leopards. He made one of the three cute furry mascots of the games a leopard and he was even interviewed with a real leopard by his side -- it ended up scratching some reporters and biting one in the knee.
Opening Ceremony Present Missing Olympic Ring
Yes, the Olympic opening ceremony was missing a ring from the Olympic logo and filled in with an asterisk. That's not going to cut it.
Toothpaste Bomb Threats
"Watch out for tubes of toothpaste" -- a warning from Russian officials. Apparently, people are trying to bomb the Olympics with tubes of toothpaste.