A stray dog inside the hotel, building dust everywhere and debris scattered all around. That's what some Olympic-accredited visitors have found on arrival in the mountains above Sochi.
According to the Sochi Olympic organizing committee, only six of the nine media hotels in the mountain area are fully operational. The accommodation for athletes, however, has not been affected by the problems. The Olympics open on Friday, with some preliminary competitions scheduled for the previous day, but it is common for many journalists to arrive several days in advance of the games. (AP)