Reporters have been tweeting some shocking photos from Sochi that show the state of preparedness in the host city for the 2014 Olympics. There are power outages, dirty water and toilets that can't even handle toilet paper.
THIS is what a hotel is supposed to look like at Games-time.
Sochi: Gay Censorship
Russia is aggressively censoring gay people ahead of the Games. President Vladimir Putin assures visitors that gays are welcome in Sochi, but just "leave the kids alone," okay?
Vancouver: PRIDE House Welcomed The World
For the first time in Olympic history, an official gathering place was set up for LGBT athletes, officials and fans. Thousands of people used PRIDE House to kick back and enjoy the Games and the company.
Vancouver: This Is The Most Censorship We Saw
The IOC got its knickers in a knot over a boxing kangaroo banner that Australian athletes hung in the village.
B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell + red mittens = definitely not dangerous.
Sochi: Surveillance In Hotels
Dmitry Kozak, Russia's deputy prime minister responsible for Olympic preparations, basically said that people are being watched in the shower: "We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day." Um, creepy.
Vancouver: Surveillance At Games Venues
No one was spied on in the showers. We don't think.
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