Brown water and Putin's portrait in rooms - situation in Sochi hotels
06 February, 2014
You must have Flash Player installed in order to see this player.
Journalists covering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games have been sharing photos of their unfinished hotel rooms online.
A number of images on Twitter show ongoing building work and poor quality finishes. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said 24,000 rooms have been delivered, and "97%" are without issue.
CNN's Harry Reekie tweeted that only one of its 11 reserved rooms was available. Rebecca Donovan reports.

Related stories:

Danger at Sochi 2014: all the shakedowns, setbacks – Vanity Fair

BBC releases promo video for Sochi Olympic Games

Other Stories
The Face of War - A Ukrainian artists uses 5000 bullet cases to create a portrait of Putin
Ukrainian artist Daria Marchenko has used 5,000 spent bullet cases to create a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin
President Obama performs national dance with Kenyan pop stars
US President Barack Obama has performed national dance along with local pop stars
"My love is your love" - Archive video of Whitney Huston performing with her little daughter
It was on February 11, 2012 that the world lost superstar singer Whitney Houston too soon. And sadly, we are saying goodbye
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 22
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering
NASA has found “another Earth”
NASA says its Kepler Mission has discovered an earth-size planet similar to our own.
How Greek Prime Minister was met by the European Parliament
See how the European Parliament met Greek Prime Minister on Wednesday, July 8th.
Clown contouring: You won’t believe this is the best makeup technique!
It may look like she is painting her face for a fancy dress party, but
“The Notebook” – Ad that will show you how precious every minute is
South African insurance company Dial Direct and agency Joe Public have come up with arguably the best ad of 2015 so far.
A couple showing off amazing acrobatic tricks while surfing
Everyone knows what surfing is, but can you imagine riding a wave and performing acrobatic stunts simultaneously?
Obama shuts down White House heckler: 'You're in my house!'
President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches
Graphic video! – Footage shows ISIS slowly drowning prisoners in a cage (+18)
The Islamic State (IS) has released a new graphic video showing a series of executions aiming to reach new heights of depravity, with men
Armenia: Water cannons blasted as thousands protest electricity hike
Scuffles between police and protesters broke out as thousands of activists marched through the streets of Yerevan, condemning
Must watch - A video of tigers and humans peacefully coexisting at Shaolin Monastery
A video that has recently appeared on social media shows how people can coexist with wild animals, namely tigers.
Flashback - See how fashion has changed over 100 years
The video shows how the fashion has transformed over the past 100 years from 1915 – 2015.
You are not the centre of the Universe! – Unique video shows how tiny the Earth is
The video shows how tiny the planet of Earth actually is
A Father's Tears: Joe Biden struggles to control his emotion as mourners pay respects to his son
Hundreds of mourners greeted Vice President Joe Biden and his family with hugs and condolences as they paid their respects to his eldest
Armenians on the Moon - Houston, we have a problem...
The video called Armenians on the Moon was uploaded on Youtube by a user named Ruben Archakian. It depicts American mission
100 Years of Beauty: Young couple aging 70 years will make you laugh and cry
Young love is beautiful—but that’s the easy part. What will two people see in each other decades from now when they’re no longer much to look at?
“They called me the father of jazz" - BB King's memories about his visit to Georgia
The "King of the Blues", guitarist and singer BB King, has died aged 89.
NATO officials sing ‘We are the world’ at summit in Turkey
In a scene captured on video by a Turkish news agency, a group of NATO foreign ministers and European officials performed a rousing, after-dinner version
Glory to Ukraine - Victory Day video goes viral
A Ukrainian nongovernmental organization released two patriotic social advertisements dedicated to Victory Day on May 8.
Bird's eye view of Nepal devastation
Drone video released on Monday (April 27) offers a unique view of the devastation in parts of Nepal, three days after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake
Nepal earthquake and Everests’s deadliest disaster – Experience it through pictures and video
At least 3,326 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials
Ukrainian medical battalion volunteer who plays the reed pipe to calm the wounded
Misha “Lemko” Adamchak, a reed pipe player from a Carpathian band “Koralli”, is a new participant in the Warriors’ Music project.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.2711
EUR
1
EUR
2.4943
GBP
1
GBP
3.5391
RUB
100
RUB
3.7454
Other Stories
A Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana in southeastern
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been banned by Ukraine from entering the country for five years, Euronews reports.
The University of Oslo says convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been admitted to its political science program, adding the 36-year-old
A recently published photo of Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė flying coach to London and not exactly looking like a high-end person
Taking selfies is considered both the invention and the disease of the 21st century.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was christened today in a ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate
Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president has mocked America's decision to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states
Due to ceaseless torrential rain, the city of Sochi has become flooded.
National Geographic receives a lot of photos from different corners of our planet daily.
"It starts with us giving them the finger!”
August 2015
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31