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Alex Ovechkin thinks journalists need to 'settle down' with Sochi complaints

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The truth is, you don't have to look hard to find things that are wrong with how the host city of Sochi has handled their influx of visitors this week.

The pictures and tweets have been pouring in since the journalists covering the 2014 Olympic Games have arrived in Russia, ranging from water that looks like beer to finding occupants in a room you've already moved into. Things have not exactly gone swimmingly leading up to the start of events, to say the least.

Still, Washington Capital's Russian captain Alex Ovechkin clearly has a problem with the bad reputation his home country is getting.

"Nobody said something about Vancouver and Turin," Ovechkin said according to a tweet sent out today from Washington Post's Katie Carrera today. "Why you guys always try to find bad things in Sochi?"

Look, Alex, as someone that grew up in New Jersey, I get it. But whether you're trying to defend that the yellow water isn't that dangerous for your face or that the New Jersey Turnpike doesn't really smell like eggs, some things can't be denied.

The water is gross and so is the smell of the Turnpike (sometimes).

"It's the Olympics, guys, come on. Everybody have to be enjoy and don't find bad stuff out there. Everything in Turin was where the construction was and nobody say [anything] about that," Ovechkin went on. " Of course world is changing, everybody is focusing on different stuff, political stuff but just settle down."


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