Sochi Olympics: Put It In The Bin Provided
Just How Bad Is the Scene in Sochi?
I had yet to eat my breakfast this morning when someone regaled me with a story about a guy staying up in Sochi’s mountaintop media hotel cluster who turned on his faucet and watched as sewage spilled out. Last night, a colleague returned to her room after a long day of work to find the door swung open, a set of keys still dangling from the lock. Nothing was stolen, but a TV had finally been installed. It could have been worse: The door to one guy’s room was supposedly kicked down by workers trying to put in a cable box.
The tales from the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics go on and on: hotel reservations vanishing, shower rods and curtains nowhere to be found, workers heaving small decorative palm trees off the back of a moving truck and onto the side of the road like paperboys on bicycles.
As far as I can tell, all these stories are real, though it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish the actual from the apocryphal. The Sochi Games have officially entered the Tyson Zone, and they haven’t even begun.
The Killing of Stray Dogs in Sochi
There will be a lot of issues that come up with the Sochi Olympics, but don't overlook the potential hunting and killing of hundreds of stray dogs by the Russian government in preparation for the games. Keith explains.
If it seems like a lot of athletes are recording video of their Olympic experience on an abnormally large smart phone, it's because every athlete at the game will be given a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a 5.7-inch display. Expect some gold medal selfies.
Those Galaxy Note 3s will make it easier for the Russians to spy on everyone. A couple of journalists found that a company claiming to be installing free WiFi in Sochi also installed Deep Packet Inspection Technology, which allows authorities to monitor every email sent in and out of the area. They say visitors should expect that every phone call, text, e-mail and social media post will be monitored.
Several NHL players including St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, arrive back home with a couple new four legged companions.
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