TV Timeout: Sochi still getting sacked

With competition underway and the Opening Ceremony just a day off, much of the conversation in the U.S. remains focused on Sochi's ill-prepared living quarters for the media. THE DAILY offers a sampling of the criticism over the last 24 hours.

CBS Sports Network's Jim Rome said, "The Olympics have already started and the first event is surviving your accommodations" (“Rome,” CBSSN, 2/5).

ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg: "Everything away from the athletes and the competition itself is horrific. There is no other way to put it. But once the Games go on, we'll watch the Games" (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 2/6).

SNY's Mark Malusis said Sochi is "not set and ready to go to put on this Olympic competition and they're embarrassing themselves. I think it's probably going to go down as the worst-held Olympics ever" ("Daily News Live," SNY, 2/5).

ESPN's Bomani Jones: "Journalists are the ones who get the information and then share it with everyone. You'd think that if anybody was going to get clean water, it would be the people that would tell the world if they gave them brown water. Yet you see people saying they can't take showers. … If that's what it is for journalists, I wonder what it's like for everyone else there" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 2/5).

CNN's Ivan Watson said the IOC and Russian authorities "insist everything is going to be ready." He added the Sochi Games are "the most expensive Olympics in history, and what we're definitely seeing is that some of the kinks have clearly not been worked out" ("Anderson Cooper 360," CNN, 2/5). 

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