Sochi Olympics

#SochiProblems: Journalists Complain About Hotel Rooms Online

While some are calling them first-world problems of Western journalists sent to cover one of the world's greatest events, complaints about unfinished or underprepared hotel rooms in and around the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are pouring in online.

In the past 24 hours alone, more than 26,000 tweets have been sent using the hashtag #SochiProblems and the Twitter account @SochiProblems has more than 53,000 followers as it retweets some of the stories and photos.

On Wednesday, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams even addressed the issue in a news conference.

"It's a bit premature to say it's been a failure. They have delivered 24,000 rooms," he said. "Surely there have been some issues, but we are really doing our best."

Adams added that he was told "all the rooms have been delivered. The issues are connecting them to the phones, they need to be cleaned - and it's a small number of rooms, 1 to 3 percent."

A sampling of some of the messages posted online:

On Wednesday, Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Organizing Committee started responding to people on Twitter himself.