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At Sochi Olympics, reporters encounter unfinished, unsafe hotels

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As reporters arrive at their hotels to start Olympic coverage, they are reporting about unfinished hotels with health and safety hazards.

According to the Washington Post, reporters have arrived at their hotels to find no floors, hotel room doors that will not lock and even running water that is hazardous to their health.

Others have arrived to discover they do not have hotel rooms despite booking months earlier.

Outside of the hotel problems, these reporters are encountering streets that are not finished and dotted with open manholes, calling into question Committee President Thomas Bach’s statement that the Olympics are “stage is ready.

In is not uncommon for Olympic sites to be unfinished until the days leading up to the Games. When Athens, Greece hosted the Olympic Games in 2004, there was a rush to finish the stadiums and parks just six weeks before the games. After the events, many of these facilities were left vacant.

According to the Huffington Post, the Sochi Olympic Games will cost a total $50 billion, more than all other Olympic Games combined.

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