Sochi isn't ready

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Sochi isn't ready

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Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences
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.
Dozens of hilarious tweets. Opening ceremony in 3 days!
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Sports radio has been having a field day with it.

The relative lack of security . . .

Meanwhile, there are so many abandoned stray dogs they have been mass-poisoning them which results in bodies of dogs all over the place.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/54273832/
Hacked Within Minutes: Sochi Visitors Face Internet Minefield
The U.S. State Department has told Americans coming to Sochi that they should have “no expectation of privacy,” even in their hotel rooms.
Just a video at the link. Text above says it all.
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On the other hand, there will be...

Russian athletes,

and

American athletes.
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grayman wrote:On the other hand, there will be...

Russian athletes,
Have not seen the Russian curlers before. Will definitely have to watch them.
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Websites--in Russia and China--with "webcams" of athletes making the sign of the two humped whale in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1. . . .

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http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2 ... corruption
Total estimated costs of recent Olympics (including Games-related infrastructure)

Beijing 2008 $43bn

Vancouver 2010 $8.9bn

London 2012 $13.9bn

Sochi 2014 $51bn
The Putin premium.

Most corrupt games ever?
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When I was a Wee Spud--back when there was still an East Germany with . . . East German "Women's" luge and the like, I remarked, "Jesus, that's one ugly woman!"

Me Dad: If she caught you in a dark alley, you'd wouldn't be able to refuse her.

Moi: What?

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Two links you'll perhaps be interested in:

Pictures:
An Uncensored Look at the Real Sochi
By Jordan G. Teicher
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/ ... ng_up.html

Protesters:
1864- 2014 Circassian Genocide Olympics
In the end of one hundred years of war period, Circassia region of the Caucasus was invaded and colonized by Russian Empire in 1864. During that period of time the inhabitants of the West Caucasus, more than one million five hundred thousand Circassians (Adige, Abkhaz and Wubikh people), were forced to leave their land in famine after all their villages and fields were burned and destroyed. They were exiled from their land to Ottoman Empire under inhumane conditions.
http://www.nosochi2014.com/articles/186 ... ympics.php
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It's all forgiven now.

Russia has released pictures of Russian women in Russian bikinis.

http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/scantily ... 50259.html

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Alexandra will crush you with her rippling muscles, and you'll love every second of it.

Well played, Russia. We'll stop complaining now.
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Ew. :shock:
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Things got a little tense....

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The warm weather is an issue...

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