Welcome to Sochi: Floorless Hotels, Dangerous Water, Missing Doorknobs, Stray Dogs Dead Or Alive, But Surveillance Cameras Show the Showers Work Fine   Leave a comment



02.06.14 – 7:56 PM

Welcome to Sochi: Floorless Hotels, Dangerous Water, Missing Doorknobs, Stray Dogs Dead Or Alive, But Surveillance Cameras Show the Showers Work Fine

by Abby Zimet

Never mind the homophobic laws, rampant corruption, 24-hour drone surveillance, reported killing of stray dogs and $51 billion pricetag, up 400% from projections. The word out of Sochi from newly arrived journalists is alternately grim and hilarious, with reports of so many small disasters – random hacking, unsafe courses, blockaded yogurt, toothpaste bomb threats,hotels half-finished, rooms with dogs, surplus light bulbs bartered for scarce doorknobs, water deemed too dangerous to put on your face and no foreign visitors in sight – that it kind of makes you wonder, once more, about the whole questionable enterprise of holding vastly expensive, environmentally catastrophic, profit-and-hype driven international sports events in countries where the billions spent and squandered could instead be put…

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Posted 7 February, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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