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markem
02-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Journalists are live tweeting their experiences in Sochi. Funny to me, but I'm not there. Some things seem like Beirut would be a step up.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/04/journalists-at-sochi-are-live-tweeting-their-hilarious-and-gross-hotel-experiences/

markem
02-05-2014, 11:07 AM
http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp268/vstrommark/DoNotFlushthePaper_zps6456e1a0.jpg

CigarNut
02-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Ohh boyyy! Soooo much to look forward to! :rolleyes:

Blueface
02-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Holy crap!!!

stearns
02-05-2014, 11:46 AM
hmm... I'll stick to my couch :r

STEVE S
02-05-2014, 02:30 PM
This makes the front row seat on my recliner look even better.

DaBear
02-07-2014, 04:22 PM
I guess I'll add some from Deadspin the past couple days:

http://i.imgur.com/nqFWvh8.png

http://i.imgur.com/We1vQJA.jpg
The explanation for this one: "There are no dressing rooms at the practice rink, so teams must walk (or be wheeled) back and forth from their dressing rooms at the two arenas. Things will be fine once the games begin, as there are enough dressing rooms for each men's and women's team to have their own dedicated room."

From the Wall Street Journal:
"Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, reflected the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochi's big debut out of bias against Russia. "We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day," he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms."

A good quick read on the bathroom situation on Sochi:
http://deadspin.com/a-users-guide-to-the-bizarre-toilets-of-sochi-1516518904

stearns
02-07-2014, 04:29 PM
From the Wall Street Journal:
"Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, reflected the view held among many Russian officials that some Western visitors are deliberately trying to sabotage Sochi's big debut out of bias against Russia. "We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day," he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms."

uhh... wow...