• Winter Olympics

Unfinished rooms 'not a catastrophe'

February 3, 2014

Hotels in the mountains near Sochi are still being worked on just days before the Games are set to begin. It caused some embarrassment for local organisers over the weekend, but Olympic officials say everything will be in place by Wednesday.

"It does not mean that it's a catastrophe, that people do not have a room. People have not been put outside," Olympic Games executive director Gilbert Felli said after a news conference hosted by IOC president Thomas Bach.

Only a few hundred of the 41,000 rooms were not finished, not cleaned or missing phones or televisions, Felli told The Associated Press.

Officials said they expect most of the athletes and their families to arrive on Thursday. The Opening Ceremony is Friday.

This article first appeared on ESPN.com

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