Journalists started to arrive in Sochi ahead of the Winter Olympics and discovered they could not wash their faces with water–if their hotels had any–that was deemed “very dangerous.” Some hotels did not have lobbies, and journalists had to check in by knocking on the door the hotel owner’s bedroom. Others had signs in their bathrooms instructing them not to flush toilet paper down their toilets. Some noticed that manholes on the streets did not have covers. A CNN crew that had booked 11 rooms five months ago only had one room–and it was still under construction.
It may be a really long Olympics, as it seems like more than amateur hour at Sochi. Besides security reasons, this may be why Olympians such as USA Hockey team captain Zach Parise have instructed their families to not come to Sochi. Here are some tweets below: