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Sochi is a joke to the rest of the world...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    LOL! So glad I'm not going.
     
  3. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

  4. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    I saw that, how freaking disgusting. Sochi won the Olympics through coercion and bribery, and now in true communist style, are not ready for it.
     
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I am loving it. Best way to expose that house of cards.
     
  6. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I keep thinking of that "do not flush the toilet paper" sign. Ew! I expect that the cleaning people will not show up, so they'll end up with a mountain of used toilet paper.
     
  7. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I sure hope they've been told to drink only bottled water and to even brush their teeth with it. We had to do that in St. Petersburg, but one of our tour members forgot and brushed her teeth in tap water. She got sick!
     
  8. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Can we find a city selection in recent history that wasn't about politics and coercion?
     
  9. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

    In all seriousness, how does Sochi compare with Moscow and the 1980 Summer Games? I know we're talking about two different eras, both in Russia and in the world, and the boycott probably affected coverage to a large extent. But was Moscow as unprepared as Sochi seems?
     
  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I would imagine that being able to wander outside controlled areas wasn't as available then is it is now. You were pretty limited as to where you could go and take photos of back then.
     
  11. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    Haha, you think that changed?

    Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi | World news | The Guardian

    NBC: Americans Hacked, Monitored in Sochi

    There's no where to "wander" to either. The village itself will be on a lockdown due to "security and terrorist threats".

    Bob, US boycotted Moscow Olympics, along with other Western countries so... As far as facilities? The end result is not too different.
     
  12. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    And Sochi is more of a beach resort.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Olympics/2014/0205/Where-is-Sochi-Why-is-the-Winter-Olympics-there

     
  13. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Always has been. It's the du year go to resort for all Soviets during those times they couldn't leave the borders.
     
  14. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Top 10 Signs Sochi Is Not Ready to Host the Olympics:

     
  15. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Yes, I had a Russian friend years ago who sent me a postcard from that resort.

     
  16. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    If you are on Twitter, follow #SochiFail. Priceless.

    My favorite is attached. Who the hell fishes in their toilet???? LMFAO
     

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  17. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

  18. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    In Soviet Russia, toilet fishes you..
     
  19. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

  20. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Yeah, Russian mob influence. That's what I was talking about earlier. Yes, there is some influence in every Olympics decision, but heroin kingpins are not usually among the players.

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