How Bad are the Hotel Rooms in Sochi? Pretty Bad.


By Neal Broverman

If the hotel rooms are any clue, the Winter Games in Sochi could be an epic fail.

If it wasn't for the state-sanctioned homophobia, maybe the International Olympic Committee should have considered the state of infrastructure and basic services in Russia before awarding the 2014 Winter Games to Sochi. Journalists and athletes arriving in the Black Sea resort city are tweeting about abysmal hotels, rooms, and services.

Complaints persisted this week about broken doorknobs, lack of heat, no running water, toilets that don't flush toilet paper, and hotels with lobbies that are unfinished or simply don't have lobbies. Maybe the funniest/scariest tweets came from Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair.


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