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The final preparations for the highly anticipated and perpetually controversial Sochi Olympics are furiously underway.

2 days to go! #sochi #Sochi2014 #sochifails #sochiproblems

Sochi Fails@SochiFails

2 days to go! #sochi #Sochi2014 #sochifails #sochiproblems

07:42 AM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But unfortunately for the tightly controlled Russian PR machine, international reporters have arrived.

In 24 hours alone, 26,000 tweets have been sent using the hashtag #SochiProblems http://t.co/KIlAnDWCaw

David Nelson@DavidNelsonNews

In 24 hours alone, 26,000 tweets have been sent using the hashtag #SochiProblems http://t.co/KIlAnDWCaw

06:45 AM - 6 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And here are the things they are finding:

Hallways very dangerous, keep calm and carry on...or trip and fall and hit head. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

Hallways very dangerous, keep calm and carry on...or trip and fall and hit head. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

07:34 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A lot of complaints about the accommodations. This is the foyer of my apartment. #SochiProblems

Mark Connolly@MarkConnollyCBC

A lot of complaints about the accommodations. This is the foyer of my apartment. #SochiProblems

11:52 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ok, so my hotel doesn't have a lobby yet.

For those of you asking, when there's no lobby in your hotel, you go to the owner's bedroom to check in. #Sochi2014

Mark MacKinnon@markmackinnon

For those of you asking, when there's no lobby in your hotel, you go to the owner's bedroom to check in. #Sochi2014

09:03 AM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Live wires in showers.

New plumbing work or extra shower hose? @espnWD. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

New plumbing work or extra shower hose? @espnWD. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

06:20 AM - 6 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Light fixtures falling from celling are normal, go back to bed. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

Light fixtures falling from celling are normal, go back to bed. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

08:42 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014

Stacy St. Clair@StacyStClair

My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014

10:02 PM - 3 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Water restored, sorta. On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like. #Sochi #unfiltered

Stacy St. Clair@StacyStClair

Water restored, sorta. On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like. #Sochi #unfiltered

10:57 PM - 3 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

How does water take urine away after I use it? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

How does water take urine away after I use it? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

04:37 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We torture your bowels with complex toilets. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

We torture your bowels with complex toilets. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

04:08 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No flush, must play basketball with used toilet paper. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

No flush, must play basketball with used toilet paper. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

04:12 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Only shell of toilet, you have no way to flush! #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

Only shell of toilet, you have no way to flush! #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

02:27 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Made a lot of new friends this morning #sochi #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

Sochi Fails@SochiFails

Made a lot of new friends this morning #sochi #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

12:58 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No toboggan in restaurants, this is law. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

No toboggan in restaurants, this is law. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

02:19 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I think @blakeshelton's song took too much meaning in Russia. #HoneyBee #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

I think @blakeshelton's song took too much meaning in Russia. #HoneyBee #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

10:36 AM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You can have internet, but it must be impossible to use. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

You can have internet, but it must be impossible to use. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

04:06 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I see @barryap1 broke his doorknob... #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

I see @barryap1 broke his doorknob... #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

12:04 AM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ignore construction, if you fall in man-hole you see whole new side of city. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

Ignore construction, if you fall in man-hole you see whole new side of city. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

10:45 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's green where you....paint it. #SochiProblems @PHSCE

Emiâ„“y Waâ„“ker@emily_walkerrr

The grass isn't greener on the other side, it's green where you....paint it. #SochiProblems @PHSCE

09:26 AM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Got back to hotel. Lift broken after half day in use. Trekked up stairs. Door to my floor (that'd be the fire door) locked. Utter farce.

Shaun Walker@shaunwalker7

Got back to hotel. Lift broken after half day in use. Trekked up stairs. Door to my floor (that'd be the fire door) locked. Utter farce.

12:41 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A bus stop all ready for tourists. #SochiProblems #SochiFail #Sochi

SochiFail@SochiEpicFails

A bus stop all ready for tourists. #SochiProblems #SochiFail #Sochi

02:37 AM - 6 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Safety first! #sochi #Сочи #Соч� #SochiProblems #SochiFail #Sochi2014

Sochi Fails@SochiFails

Safety first! #sochi #Сочи #Соч� #SochiProblems #SochiFail #Sochi2014

06:54 AM - 6 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Firehose there for artistic impression, give it a try. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

Firehose there for artistic impression, give it a try. #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

01:03 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5am update: The stray dogs are all awake and barking at each other, like birds on a tree just before sunrise.

Brian Costa@BrianCostaWSJ

5am update: The stray dogs are all awake and barking at each other, like birds on a tree just before sunrise.

08:13 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, LEAVE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY. 6am Sochi wake up. Brief moment of terror as locked fire door.

Shaun Walker@shaunwalker7

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, LEAVE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY. 6am Sochi wake up. Brief moment of terror as locked fire door.

09:24 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sochi cribs. Check out my couch! #sochi #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Fails@SochiFails

Sochi cribs. Check out my couch! #sochi #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

07:40 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some of the situations are so bad they inspired their own memes.

Uh, Miley? What did you do to my hotel room? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

Uh, Miley? What did you do to my hotel room? #SochiProblems #Sochi2014

10:35 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And people have even made a survival guide.

How to survive hotel in #Sochi: #SochiProblems #Sochi2014 #Olympics

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

How to survive hotel in #Sochi:
#SochiProblems #Sochi2014 #Olympics

09:21 PM - 5 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Journalists making fun of the Sochi conditions will most likely continue through the Olympics.

Just arrived at Sochi, I could have sworn my hotel room looked different online

samir mezrahi@samir

Just arrived at Sochi, I could have sworn my hotel room looked different online

10:51 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Especially in light of extravagant spending elsewhere...

We have this BUT no beds for you. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

Sochi Problems@SochiProblems

We have this BUT no beds for you. #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems

10:30 PM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But have no fear! If you are having problems, you can tweet at game organizer Dmitry Chernyshenko.

@DChernyshenko Our media hotel is not ready Dmitry....11 rooms booked five months ago, only one ready. Please help.

Harry Reekie@HarryCNN

@DChernyshenko Our media hotel is not ready Dmitry....11 rooms booked five months ago, only one ready. Please help.

04:44 AM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And he will tell you to look at mountains.

@HarryCNN to believe you need just to turn back and to look at the mountains ;)

Dmitry Chernyshenko@DChernyshenko

@HarryCNN to believe you need just to turn back and to look at the mountains ;)

04:13 AM - 4 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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