Brown water and Putin's portrait in rooms - situation in Sochi hotels
06 February, 2014
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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.

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