#SochiProblems Twitter Grabs Comedy Gold
Press surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has been anything but positive, what with the anti-LGBTQ rights legislation in Russia, corruption surrounding the funding and game preparations, stray dog eradication, and terrorist threats. Political and social concerns have led to widespread criticism, but the rather bumpy start to the Olympics has also resulted in a stream of more light-hearted and hilarious complaints on conditions surrounding lodgings and city maintenance.
One of the biggest stars of Sochi comedy? #SochiProblems, a twitter account retweeting athletes and journalists comments on some of the more unfortunate circumstances they encounter live. Everything from poor hotel conditions:
To Sochi’s somewhat late street preparations:
To hilariously ill-designed bathrooms:
As well as many more amusing anecdotes. It also covers some of the bigger mishaps, such as the failed five ring opening — only four rings and an unopened fifth — though as Yahoo Sports points out, this is hardly the first time a country has stumbled over ceremonial logistics in the opening ceremonies. Just look at South Korea’s white doves that caught on fire in 1988.