Actually, scrap that.
It doesn’t, in fact, seem like the city realised it was hosting the games until last week, if dismayed journalists’ tweets are anything to go by.
The Washington Post reports that newsmakers arriving in the city are becoming news themselves, as they have been sharing their horrendous hotel room experiences via social media.
The Sochi Olympic Committee had promised to have nine hotels set aside for media, however only six are ready… and that’s an overstatement.
One photographer even described a scene where stray dogs, building rubble and construction men were a common sight in the hotel he would be staying in for the duration of the games.
As the Olympic Village has been filling up, #SochiProblems has gained steam on Twitter. While the athletes have been largely unaffected, they have also shared some pretty wacky sights and experiences.
We followed the hashtag and found some hilarious tweets. Take a look:
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) February 4, 2014
Rooms not yet ready for use, construction to be finished "soon". there are "plans to introduce wifi at some point". Useful in a media hotel.— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 4, 2014
Still waiting for "preparations" on hotel room to finish. Hoping they're origami-folding toilet roll, rather than, say, putting the roof on.— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 4, 2014
People have asked me what surprised me the most here in Sochi. It's this. Without question ... it's ... THIS. pic.twitter.com/1jj05FNdCP— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 4, 2014
Made new pal from La Presse as we struggled to find hotel. When we got to our (temporary) rooms his doorknob came off in hand #roadtosochi— katiebakes (@katiebakes) February 4, 2014
Congrats to @Dave_Schwartz only media personality who's arrived in Sochi with a hotel room that's ready, with doorknob that doesn't fall off— Ryan Stanzel (@rstanzel) February 4, 2014