Conditions at Sochi
Opening ceremony malfunctioning ring
Are the conditions as bad as they seem?
By now, we have all seen the viral pictures of the “terrible” conditions at the Sochi Winter Olympics. These images have ranged from the horrifying water and bathroom conditions at hotels, to the overall unprepared nature of the city.
Stacy St. Clair tweeted “Water restored, sorta. On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like. #sochi #unfiltered”
Stacy St. Clair’s picture of water conditions
We also have all seen the multiple pictures of the side by side toilets. This photo comes from the NYDailynews.com and was uploaded to show the bathroom conditions that the athletes and reporters are using.
Twin Toilets in Sochi
However, many people have not heard the positive things about the Sochi conditions. Alex Ovechkin has spoken up about these negative remarks.
New Coke machine staring Alex Ovechkin
“I remember Turin and Vancouver and nobody said Something bad about Vancouver and Turin. Why you guys always try to find some bad things in Sochi?”
He continued to say,
“It’s Olympics, guys, come on. Everybody has to enjoy it and don’t find bad stuff out there. Everything in Turin was where the construction was and nobody said anything about that. Of course world is changing, everybody is focusing on different stuff, political stuff, but just settle down.”
So in the end the media may be blowing up about all the negatives of the Sochi Winter Olympics, however are positive aspects just being overlooked?
More to come on the Sochi conditions next week!