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Surprise in Sochi: Journalists Find Their Hotel Rooms Still Under Construction, Take to Twitter

February 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM | by | ()

Well, while we certainly feel for them having had our fair share of bad experiences, this is definitely a case of "it's funny because it's not us."

Media covering the Winter Games landed in Sochi this week to find that their rooms weren't ready for check in. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with delayed room turnover. No -- the rooms really weren't ready, as in still under construction.

Social media is dangerous enough when it comes to the everyday person, let alone when a group of American media encounter a problem. Tweets from reporters, some hilarious and some sad, have been the talk of the town as they attempt to settle in before the opening ceremonies on Thursday. We've embedded a few of them below for your reading pleasure, and it won't take you long to find others from various news outlets via a quick Google search. And of course, Twitter itself.

A CNN reporter had some trouble closing the blinds:

That same CNN reporter sent a tweet to Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Organizing Committee. His response is a mix of "classic" and classless:

Then there was this Chicago Tribune reporter who had some issues with her water:

Sounds like a nightmare over in Sochi, and we hope they get it sorted out before Thursday. Think there's any chance that this proposed legal recourse program is up and running? We're going to go ahead and guess not.

[Photo: @HarryCNN]

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