Olympic athletes share photos of disappointing accommodation in Rio

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The Olympic Games in Rio has already endured its fair share of controversial moments, just a day and a half after the Opening Ceremony.

We've already seen reports of bomb disposal squads having to perform controlled explosions on several 'suspect' packages, the doping scandal just never seems to go away and probably won't for the duration of the event and a stray bullet flew into the Equestrian Centre yesterday.

But it's also been the poor quality and condition of the Olympic Village and accommodation where the athletes are staying and spending their spare time.


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An amusing Twitter hashtag was started by Australian basketball player, Andrew Bogut on arrival at his below par accommodation. He tweeted a picture of himself holding a shower curtain which read: "Putting together a shower curtain so we can shower and not flood the place," along with hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging. 

It has been retweeted over 1,000 times and prompted fellow athletes and media personnel to share their own images of their Olympic digs with the same hashtag.

You can see the tweet below:

His teammate, Aleks Maric shared a similar humorous image of a toolkit, joking that athletes had been provided with a "DIY athletes village pack", to fix their own repairs inside their Olympic accommodation.

Meanwhile, four members of the Indian hockey team were pictured in a large white room on beanbags, after claiming they had been provided with no furniture. 

And elsewhere, members of the Chinese media team have complained about broken bathrooms, unfinished electrics and rickety beds.

In one post the official Twitter account for the Chinese team said: "It seems Rio not quite ready for @Rio2016 as no sprinkler, table, plug, even no water in some rooms of Media Village."


Here are some of the other best tweets that involve the twitter hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging:

And fellow Australian replied to Bogut's tweet with her own problems, claiming she's been having to use the light from her mobile phone to illuminate her room.

All in all, it looks like the IOC will be having to face even more embarrassing problems over the coming days.

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