We admit it: We snickered. Especially because we aren’t in Sochi covering the Olympics. (Thanks, boss!)

How bad are the accommodations for reporters? This bad:

Journalist Bruce Arthur reports that one hotel room came with a lagniappe of sleeping construction workers. Another offered the luxury amenity of its very own stray dog.

From faulty appliances to debris to an “indeterminate amount of semen on the sheets,” journos say the facilities are a sewerscape of DNA, disturbing smells and tetanus hazards.

And then there’s the water that “looked like a lot like cloudy urine.”

President of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko is so very sorry for the inconvenience.

Heckuva job, Sochi!

Deadspin has much more.

And don’t forget this image that went viral last month.


Canada.com | Sochi facilities still a work in progress

Deadspin | Staying In Sochi Is A Hilarious Adventure