Athletes from all over the world are arriving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. When the Australian delegation arrived, they took one look at their provided dormitories, smelled gas and noticed water leaks, and gave a collective...
Kitty Chiller, a spokesperson for the Australian delegation, told The Sydney Morning Herald:
Problems include blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring, darkened stairwells where no lighting has been installed and dirty floors in need of a massive clean.... Water came down walls, there was a strong smell of gas in some apartments and there was "shorting" in the electrical wiring.
New Zealand and United Kingdom team members also reported similar findings. Brazilian Olympic officials have worked to fix the problems, but Australian officials have moved their athletes to a nearby hotel.
Rio's Mayor, Eduardo Paes, said in response to the allegations:
We want them to feel at home here... I almost feel like putting a kangaroo to jump up and down in front of their building.
Oh the shade!
Giant international basketball star, Andrew Bogut, sarcastically responded to Chiller's tweet that featured tiny twin beds expected to be used by the athletes:
Let's hope Rio's Mayor doesn't come in the crosshairs of an Australian Olympic pole vaulter.