On top of the mounting human-rights crisis, Sochi has another nightmare on its hands: It is so not ready for the Olympics.
Only six of nine media hotels are reportedly ready for guests to check in, and journalists who have arrived to cover the Winter Games have already started reporting on appalling conditions, from undrinkable water and broken toilets to a lack of doorknobs.
The Washington Post gathered some tragically hilarious tweets from reporters:
— Harry Reekie (@HarryCNN) February 4, 2014
— Russian Market (@russian_market) February 4, 2014
— Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) February 4, 2014
— Sochi Problems (@SochiProblems) February 4, 2014
This is clearly God’s revenge for Vladimir Putin abusing LGBT people.
Maybe Russia could recoup some of the $51 billion it shelled out on the Olympics with a reality show about C-list celebrities forced to stay in a dilapidated hotel. And since there are no gay people in Sochi, homophobes like Kirk Cameron and Jonathan Vilma would be happy to stay there.