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Reporters Tweet on Sad Conditions in Sochi Hotels
By: Jessica Cherok
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Want a behind the scenes look at the Winter Olympics? Then check out the hilarious — and occasionally cringe-worthy — accommodations in Sochi.

A horde of reporters descended on Sochi in recent weeks, preparing to report on the 2014 Winter Olympics. As they’ve settled into the Russian city, they've begun live-tweeting and otherwise sharing their experiences. What ensued has been hilarious, if not somewhat icky.

There has been a lot of international attention paid to whether or not Sochi is ready to host the Olympics. While most of the attention is on security, the pictures and tweets begin shared by reporters are now bringing into question if Sochi’s infrastructure and hospitality industry is prepared enough.

 As reported in an article by the Washington Post:

“Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.”

The article also includes a number of tweets showing the condition of hotel accommodations.

Check out Twitter #Sochi for more.

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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