Photographic Examples of Serious Problems Going on at Winter Olympics in Sochi

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Evidence That Sochi Is Not The Ideal Place To Be


You work your entire life to finally get a shot at the Winter Olympics, only for them to be played in Sochi, Russia of all places. And as we have quickly found out, there couldn’t have been a more disgusting and unfortunate place to hold the 2014 Winter Games.

Initially, it doesn’t sound so bad. You have reached your life goal and no one can take that away from you. Do you really think a cup of murky water is going to prevent you from competing your heart out during the games and bringing joy to your country? No way! You’re an Olympian and that’s all that matters.

Then you arrive and see the state that the Winter Games are in. Bob Costas is afraid to go outside and has been forced to sleep in the NBC studio in order to get a good night’s rest. Doorknobs come off with the slightest tug and lighting fixtures fall from the ceiling in the middle of the night. Olympians that arrived before you have horror stories filled with worry about physically surviving the trip down the stretch, especially after seeing what passes as food.

The Olympians have it hard enough as it is competing against the best athletes in the world. The last thing they need is to stress out due to a lack of sleep or proper nutrition. When I first heard about the conditions, I didn’t think it would be that bad. However, the photographic examples in the following slideshow are all the evidence I needed to see.

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Bathroom Issues


Yeah… that’s not awkward at all.

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More Bathroom Awkwardness


Just in case you need someone to cheer you on while you’re doing your business.

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Drink Water at Your Own Risk


“My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, ‘do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.’ #Sochi2014,” tweeted Chicago Tribune Olympic writer Stacy St. Clair.

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Can't Get the Honey Without the Bee


Next time, be more specific that you would like your delicious honey without the bee that made it.

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Some Artists Paint on a Canvas While Others Paint the Grass


“So, you’re telling me they didn’t paint the grass green in Vancouver?”

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Seriously, Don’t Drink the Water


Dehydration doesn’t sound so bad after all.

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Where the Hotel Lobby Should Be


“For those of you asking, when there's no lobby in your hotel, you go to the owner's bedroom to check in. #Sochi2014,” tweeted Mark MacKinnon, Senior International Correspondent for The Globe and Mail..

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Electrical Wires in the Shower are Standard


That little guy? I wouldn’t worry about that little guy.

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It Could Be Worse


Sochi, where flushing isn’t an option.

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Livin' It Up


Once you get past the cockroaches, you shouldn’t have a problem falling asleep.