Journalists Find Horrid Hotel Conditions in Sochi
It's all everyone covering the Olympics is talking about—the dreadful accomodations in Sochi.
Look at the photo above of the disgusting water from the hotel faucets. The hotel rooms are dilapidated rooms.
And last but not least, the printed warning in this bathroom with a toilet and a bucket:
Good Morning America reported, "Journalists and athletes arriving in Sochi are showing up to find their hotel rooms in shambles, brown water from the sink and broken toilets! Clear evidence the city is not ready for the Olympics!"
ABC correspondent Matt Gutman found a surprise in his food, reporting, "This is the bee in the honey packet from my breakfast!"
Russian leader Vladimir Putin won't win any medals for the sordid conditions.
These side-by-side hotel toilet bowls inspired this headline in the New York Daily News: "Poo-Tin Olympics."
And the front page was so naughty we can't show all of it: "Putin on the (blanks)."
Matthew Futterman is covering the Olympics for the Wall Street Journal. He told INSIDE EDITION, "I hear about people walking into rooms and a dog is in the room. Hot water is an issue. There's no telephone connections, or wireless connections."
On ESPN, anchors Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon marveled over the mess in Russia. Kornheiser said, "Fifty billion has been spent on this, and the hotels are not ready!"
The putrid yellow liquid in the photo above is actually tap water from a hotel room. The reporter who tweeted the photo says she was warned: "Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous."
And one sign of do's and don't's with your hotel room toilet seemed like a joke when it said you're not allowed to fish in it.
Another reporter found a bathroom complete with front-row seats of chairs in front of the toilet.
A CNN sports producer tweeted a photo of himself in his dilapidated hotel room with a broken curtain rod and dangling curtains. One word says it all: "Shambles."
Would you believe light bulbs are at a premium? One journalist tweeted: "To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real."
He probably wouldn't want this doorknob.
And anyone going out for a stroll better be careful. One reporter tweeted: "Watch your step - I've noticed on walkways and on sidewalks that not all manholes are always covered."
So, while the athletes go for the gold, everybody else is watching out for the yellow—in the water.