Andrew Bogut criticizes Olympic Village accommodations
Australia basketball center Andrew Bogut criticized the standard of the accommodations at the Olympic Village in a series of tweets he posted on Monday night.
At 7:30 ET Bogut retweeted his Australian teammate David Andersen that he had just arrived in Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympics are scheduled to begin on Friday. “Exciting times ahead,” Andersen tweeted.
But just under three hours later, Bogut tweeted that he had arrived at the Olympic Village and was less than pleased with its state.
“In the OLY village,” Bogut wrote. “Upon first looks its only fitting I will be posting pics with the hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging.”
Bogut followed the tweet with an image of himself putting together a shower curtain, among other tweets criticizing the lodging situation.
Australia was the first team to complain about the problems with the Village, even before a fire in the basement of the building housing the Australian delegation forced the team to evacuate and thieves stole a number of their belongings, including laptops and clothing.
Several media members also posted photos of the sub-par accommodations on Monday while an emergency team of 630 people work on fixing leaking pipes, covering exposed wiring, unclogging toilets and discovering potential gas leaks.