Bergen County, NJ -02/07/2014
There is a lot of media hype surrounding the conditions of the accommodations in Sochi, where the 2014 Olympics are set to kick off tonight with opening ceremonies. Anthony Amado has been following the news the past couple of days and heard the accounts of the supposed hotels not finished.
News media arriving in Sochi ahead of the start of the games were greeted by yellow water, missing doorknobs and signs saying not to flush toilet paper, but rather to throw it away. An entirely new “city” was built from the ground up in order to accommodate all of the athletes and visitors to the Russian city.
Russian officials have been denying the reports of incomplete hotels and accommodations. “We’ve put 100,000 guests in rooms and only gotten 103 registered complaints and every one of those is being taken care of,” he said. (It wasn’t clear what Mr. Kozak was counting as a registered complaint). (Source- CNN).
For those not at the games, the media’s portrayal of what the situation is like is all people have to go by. For New Jersey native Anthony Amado, is raises some questions as to why accommodations are lacking and what that means for other more serious parts of the games, like security.