Quirks of Sochi construction

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Reporters from around the world arrived in Sochi this week to find their Olympic hotels are still—quite literally—under construction. Without running water, power, WiFi, or even locking doors, journalists took to Twitter to share details of their accommodations. -- Chelsea Evers

Use of private wireless is prohibited at the Games, so inspectors will man-handle your laptop. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
Use of private wireless is prohibited at the Games, so people will man-handle your laptop. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
Use of private wireless is prohibited at the Games, so inspectors will man-handle your laptop. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
This Canadian journalist live-tweeted about getting locked out of his Sochi hotel room. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
This Canadian journalist live-tweeted about getting locked out of his Sochi hotel room. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
This Canadian journalist live-tweeted about getting locked out of his Sochi hotel room. (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
<p class="MsoNormal">Bruce Arthur, @bruce_arthur: &ldquo;This take some balls, Russia.&rdquo;</p>
Bruce Arthur, @bruce_arthur: “This take some balls, Russia.”

Bruce Arthur, @bruce_arthur: “This take some balls, Russia.”

Photo via Dan Wetzel.
Photo via Dan Wetzel.
Photo via Dan Wetzel.
Greg Wyshynski, Sochi hotel
Greg Wyshynski, Sochi hotel
Greg Wyshynski, Sochi hotel
Charles Robinson, Sochi hotel
Charles Robinson, Sochi hotel
Charles Robinson, Sochi hotel
<p class="js-tweet-text"><span>Dan Wetzel, @DanWetzel: &ldquo;Unfortunately random light fixtures appear to be falling&rdquo;</span></p>
Dan Wetzel, @DanWetzel: “Unfortunately random light fixtures appear to be falling”

Dan Wetzel, @DanWetzel: “Unfortunately random light fixtures appear to be falling”

Stacy St. Clair, Sochi hotel
Stacy St. Clair, Sochi hotel
Stacy St. Clair, Sochi hotel
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Harry Reekie, @HarryCNN: &ldquo;This is the one hotel room @Sochi2014 have given us so far. Shambles.&rdquo; </span></p>
Harry Reekie, @HarryCNN: “This is the one hotel room @Sochi2014 have given us so far. Shambles.”

Harry Reekie, @HarryCNN: “This is the one hotel room @Sochi2014 have given us so far. Shambles.”

Tamara Keith, @tamarakeithNPR: "Methinks the glue wasn't dry. Two banister finials outside of the Rosa Khutor McDonald's hit the ground. #nprsochi"
Tamara Keith, @tamarakeithNPR: "Methinks the glue wasn't dry. Two bannister finials outside of the Rosa Khutor McDonald's hit the ground. #nprsochi"
Tamara Keith, @tamarakeithNPR: "Methinks the glue wasn't dry. Two banister finials outside of the Rosa Khutor McDonald's hit the ground. #nprsochi"
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dan Wetzel, @DanWetzel: &ldquo;To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real.&rdquo; </span></p>
Dan Wetzel, @DanWetzel: “To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real.”

Dan Wetzel, @DanWetzel: “To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real.”

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Joy Malbon, @JoyCTV: #Sochi Athletes Olympic Village what the Canadians see out their door.</span></p>
Joy Malbon, @JoyCTV: #Sochi Athletes Olympic Village what the Canadians see out their door.

Joy Malbon, @JoyCTV: #Sochi Athletes Olympic Village what the Canadians see out their door.

Shaun Walker, Sochi hotel
Shaun Walker, Sochi hotel
Shaun Walker, Sochi hotel
Sebastian Toutant, Sochi hotel
Sebastian Toutant, Sochi hotel
Sebastian Toutant, Sochi hotel
Michael C. Lewis, @MCLTribune: "Aw, man. Check into hotel for #Sochi2014, and all I get is lousy orange peel in the closet. #NoStrayDogs @nzaccardi"
Michael C. Lewis, @MCLTribune: Aw, man. Check into hotel for #Sochi2014, and all I get is lousy orange peel in the closet. #NoStrayDogs @nzaccardi
Michael C. Lewis, @MCLTribune: "Aw, man. Check into hotel for #Sochi2014, and all I get is lousy orange peel in the closet. #NoStrayDogs @nzaccardi"
Kevin Bishop, Sochi hotel
Kevin Bishop, Sochi hotel
Kevin Bishop, Sochi hotel
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jo-Ann Barnas, @JoAnnBarnas: Watch your step @Sochi2014 -- I've noticed on walkway and on sidewalks that not all man holes are always covered.</span></p>
Jo-Ann Barnas, @JoAnnBarnas: Watch your step @Sochi2014 -- I've noticed on walkway and on sidewalks that not all man holes are always covered.

Jo-Ann Barnas, @JoAnnBarnas: Watch your step @Sochi2014 -- I've noticed on walkway and on sidewalks that not all man holes are always covered.

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bonnie D. Ford, @Bonnie_D_Ford: &ldquo;</span><span>Update from</span><span><span>#Sochi2014</span>  barracks: Arrived back at my room and found door like this: (Clue: I didn't leave it that way)&rdquo; </span></p>
Bonnie D. Ford, @Bonnie_D_Ford: “Update from #Sochi2014 barracks: Arrived back at my room and found door like this: (Clue: I didn't leave it that way)”

Bonnie D. Ford, @Bonnie_D_Ford: “Update from#Sochi2014 barracks: Arrived back at my room and found door like this: (Clue: I didn't leave it that way)”

Shaun Walker, Sochi hotel
Shaun Walker, Sochi hotel
Shaun Walker, Sochi hotel
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jo-Ann Barnas, @JoAnnBarnas: &ldquo;Dozens of workers, many bussed in, tending to new plantings off promenade near media cluster + Black Sea.&rdquo;</span></p>
Jo-Ann Barnas, @JoAnnBarnas: “Dozens of workers, many bussed in, tending to new plantings off promenade near media cluster + Black Sea.”

Jo-Ann Barnas, @JoAnnBarnas: “Dozens of workers, many bussed in, tending to new plantings off promenade near media cluster + Black Sea.”

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Joy Malbon, @JoyCTV: First a water main break now the power has gone lout in our hotel #Sochi</span></p>
Joy Malbon, @JoyCTV: First a water main break now the power has gone lout in our hotel #Sochi

Joy Malbon, @JoyCTV: First a water main break now the power has gone lout in our hotel #Sochi

Jared S. Hopkins, @JaredSHopkins: &ldquo;20 min after requesting TV, delivery. Install 2morrow. So I sleep w 1-eye open, n it's not mine. #sochi2014&rdquo;
Jared S. Hopkins, @JaredSHopkins: “20 min after requesting TV, delivery. Install 2morrow. So I sleep w 1-eye open, n it's not mine. #sochi2014”
Jared S. Hopkins, @JaredSHopkins: “20 min after requesting TV, delivery. Install 2morrow. So I sleep w 1-eye open, n it's not mine. #sochi2014”
<p class="js-tweet-text"><span>Willie Geist, @WillieGeist: "The gold medal in Dream Haunting goes to this bark sculpture lurking under a tree inside the Athletes' Village."</span></p>
Willie Geist, @WillieGeist: The gold medal in Dream Haunting goes to this bark sculpture lurking under a tree inside the Athletes' Village. pic.twitter.com/x6CjrcMQ5M

Willie Geist, @WillieGeist: "The gold medal in Dream Haunting goes to this bark sculpture lurking under a tree inside the Athletes' Village."

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Steven Luke, @stevenlukenbc: &ldquo;Editing my first story on Sochi Olympics from my room #luxurious #nbc7&rdquo;</span></p>
Steven Luke, @stevenlukenbc: “Editing my first story on Sochi Olympics from my room #luxurious #nbc7”

Steven Luke, @stevenlukenbc: “Editing my first story on Sochi Olympics from my room #luxurious #nbc7”

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Simon Stanleigh, @Stanleigh77: &ldquo;#sochi good news, I have Internet, bad news, it's dangling from the ceiling in my room... &ldquo;</span></p>
Simon Stanleigh, @Stanleigh77: “#sochi good news, I have Internet, bad news, it's dangling from the ceiling in my room... “

Simon Stanleigh, @Stanleigh77: “#sochi good news, I have Internet, bad news, it's dangling from the ceiling in my room... “

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chris Dufrense, @DufrenseLATimes: &ldquo;Spa and fitness center at Gorki Grand hotel...you get in shape by putting it together?&rdquo;</span></p>
Chris Dufrense, @DufrenseLATimes: “Spa and fitness center at Gorki Grand hotel...you get in shape by putting it together?”

Chris Dufrense, @DufrenseLATimes: “Spa and fitness center at Gorki Grand hotel...you get in shape by putting it together?”

<p class="js-tweet-text">Nick Hope, @NickHopeBBC: &ldquo;<span>From Russia with love - fresh rodent droppings a delightful addition to my Gorki Grand hotel room in Sochi mountains.&rdquo;</span></p>
Nick Hope, @NickHopeBBC: “From Russia with love - fresh rodent droppings a delightful addition to my Gorki Grand hotel room in Sochi mountains.”

Nick Hope, @NickHopeBBC: “From Russia with love - fresh rodent droppings a delightful addition to my Gorki Grand hotel room in Sochi mountains.”

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Kathy Lally, @LallyKathy: &ldquo;Wondered why my #sochi2014 hotel room had a fire hose. Safest #Olympics yet?&rdquo; </span></p>
Kathy Lally, @LallyKathy: “Wondered why my #sochi2014 hotel room had a fire hose. Safest #Olympics yet?”

Kathy Lally, @LallyKathy: “Wondered why my #sochi2014 hotel room had a fire hose. Safest #Olympics yet?”

<p class="js-tweet-text"><span>Matt Gutman, @mattgutmanABC: &ldquo;Bees in your honey, beer colored water, no flush toilets and the buzz abt #Sochi yuck factor today on @GMA&rdquo;</span></p>
Matt Gutman, @mattgutmanABC: “Bees in your honey, beer colored water, no flush toilets and the buzz abt #Sochi yuck factor today on @GMA”

Matt Gutman, @mattgutmanABC: “Bees in your honey, beer colored water, no flush toilets and the buzz abt #Sochi yuck factor today on @GMA”

Snowflakes transform into four Olympic rings with one failing to form during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Snowflakes transform into four Olympic rings with one failing to form during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Snowflakes transform into four Olympic rings with one failing to form during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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