Russia shouldn't be holding these Olympics...

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  1. AutoUnion39, Feb 6, 2014
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  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    If what I've seen the past few days from athletes and journalists arriving, this Olympics will be a huge fail.
     
  3. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    Russia shouldn't be holding these Olympics...

    How embarrassing. I've seen those pictures and tweets. I'm very confused as to how Sochi was awarded (and even selected to be a potential candidate) to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics. I'm not sure how they'll manage to clean up the mess in time. Salzburg would've been the best choice.
     
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    Wow, I feel bad for the athletes. How are you supposed to compete when you have living conditions like that?
     
  5. juanm, Feb 6, 2014
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    Don't be naive. These are the most expensive (by far) olympics ever. They are just an excuse to divert huge sums of public money to a select few private pockets (regime-friendly oligarchs and mafia) and to speculate with land and infrastructures.
    As to why Sochi was chosen, I'd guess a few bank accounts in some fiscal paradise have recently been credited with tens of millions coming from Russia.
     
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    Makes sense that NBC is televising these games, they are good at broadcasting train wrecks.
     
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    Who's "they"?
     
  10. AutoUnion39, Feb 6, 2014
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    Even South Korea would have been fantastic! The Koreans would have gotten this stuff done in advance. Months ago.

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    Sorry, I meant the Sochi project (and by extension, the people behind it). Let me edit that.
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Dude, please use [​IMG]
     
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    All the IOC does it take bribes, this is how they operate.
     
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    I was screaming at the TV for most of the last one. Ive taken measures to ensure an NBC free experience this time around.
     
  16. AutoUnion39, Feb 6, 2014
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    lol lol
     
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    According to a post on Reddit, this is what Sochi really looks like:

    http://imgur.com/a/I06yQ?desktop=1

    ...and the pictures that sparked controversy are from one area of the city and thus should not represent the entire city.

    Anyway, I'm currently watching the opening ceremony and thought I'd share this.
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    There should be no controversy this close to the open, they spent 50 billion dollars everything should have been finished.
     
  20. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I believe all those photos have been posted by the press and relate to the hotels specifically allocated for the media, not the housing for athletes.

    Also, some teams arrange for their own housing, chefs, and food. The U.S. Ski Team is one.

    http://news.yahoo.com/yogurt-spat-throws-off-routines-us-olympians-115712920.html
     
  21. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    seriously who designed the living spaces here? Its not like they had no notice of the whole world gathering to compete in their city, they had 7 years notice!

    Some events in 2007:
    first iPhone released
    final book of harry potter series released
    call of duty modern warfare released
    virginia tech massacre
    bob barkers last episode of the price is right
    the boeing 787 was NEW


    .. and they can't even put an outlet somewhere other than where your head goes to sleep!
     
  22. zioxide macrumors 603

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    This stuff is being blown way out of proportion by some coddled, whiney journalists. I bet 95%+ of the facilities are fine.
     

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