32 images that sum up why the Sochi Olympics are already a disaster.
1. Is that an abandoned waterslide or did they just skimp on the luge course this year? (via)
I'm not qualified to explain exactly how Russia failed to complete their Olymic village on time for the start of the Games on Friday, despite cost overruns that make American contractors look like meticulous accountants. I will also not be the one to have the last word on Russia's hateful anti-gay campaigns, why Russians like to poop next to each other, why they lied about fixing the dual-toilet rooms, how they're killing hundreds of stray dogs every night, or how the water is laced with things that will burn your face. But these pictures sum it up pretty well. Update: when we first put this together, we were worried that Russia would fix everything this week before the opening. Nope! We've got a lot more fun pictures now! And there's so many more out there. Check #SochiProblems (or just Google "Sochi") for way more.
All I have to say is this: na na na na na na. Rus-sia su-ucks. Eat it, Russia.
8. CNN had booked 11 rooms weeks earlier (or so their intern claimed).
Sources: Deadspin | Donna Spencer | Greg Wyshynski | Jo-Ann Barnas | Stacy St. Clair | Shaun Walker | Sebastian Toutant | Business Insider | Deadspin | Ilya Yashin | Deadspin | Pavel Lysenkov | Ben Hopkins - rusbase | Elena Greenberg | Human Rights Watch | Blog Sochi