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An Olympics volunteer feeds stray dogs in Sochi on Wednesday.
Journalists are checking in to cover the Sochi Olympics -- and checking out some far-from-ideal accommodations.
Reporters are describing filthy water, rooms without heat, stray dogs in hotels and other problems as they arrive to cover the games – and they’ve been posting the evidence on Twitter.
Russia insists it's ready to host the Winter Games, which begin Thursday.
First published February 5 2014, 1:25 AM
Erin McClam is a senior writer for NBC News, responsible for reporting, writing and editing general news for NBCNews.com. Prior to joining the site in January 2013, McClam worked at The Associated Press, where he spent 13 years and was most recently financial markets editor. In that role, McClam was responsible for a team of five reporters and a deputy editor that covered the stock and bond markets, financial regulation and the nation's largest banks.
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Prior to that role, McClam held a variety of jobs at AP, including being a national correspondent and an original member of its Top Stories Desk editing operation.
McClam lives in New York.