Stray dogs, undrinkable tap water and unfinished hotel rooms. These are just a few of the problems being pointed out on Twitter over the past few days as journalists from around the world descend upon Sochi, Russia, for the upcoming Winter Olympics.


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Fox and Friends discussed the issues this morning as #SochiProblems has exploded on Twitter.

Tweets like this one from New York Times reporter Mary Pilon are becoming the norm:

And let's just say this Chicago Tribune reporter is having some water issues...

Many others have complained that the rooms are simply not ready:

Wetzel later tweeted that he did get a door handle installed.

How about this one from Mark Connolly of CBC?

We'll keep tabs on the #SochiProblems as more hotel horror stories come in. The opening ceremony of the Winter Games is tomorrow.

Amid all of this, there is outrage over Russia's reported plan to deal with the city's stray dogs as more and more people arrive in Sochi to watch or cover the Games.

Here's more from the New York Times:

SOCHI, Russia — A dog shelter backed by a Russian billionaire is engaged in a frantic last-ditch effort to save hundreds of strays facing a death sentence before the Winter Olympics begin here.

Already, hundreds of animals have been killed, with the local authorities apparently wanting the stray dogs cleared from the streets before Friday’s opening ceremony.

While the authorities say the dogs can be wild and dangerous, reports of their systematic slaughter by a pest removal company hired by the government in recent months have outraged animal rights advocates and cast a gruesome specter over the traditionally cheery atmosphere of the Games.

The handling of the matter has also sharply undercut the image of a friendlier, welcoming Russia that President Vladimir V. Putin has sought to cultivate in recent months. 

“We were told, ‘Either you take all the dogs from the Olympic Village or we will shoot them,’ ” said Olga Melnikova, who is coordinating the rescue effort on behalf of a charity called Good Will, which is financed by Oleg V. Deripaska, one of Russia’s billionaire oligarchs.

“On Monday we were told we have until Thursday,” Ms. Melnikova said.