In the coming weeks we’ll be hearing plenty from the Olympic athletes about their Rio accommodations. (The Australians, who declared their rooms “uninhabitable” due to leaks and exposed wiring, must be feeling great after they were not alerted to an emergency evacuation on Friday due to a small fire—the building’s fire alarms had been deactivated.) But today’s about that group of people who likes to complain in even the best of situations: the media.
Reporters have started to arrive in Rio de Janeiro and get settled in the media village, part of which is quite literally built upon a mass grave for African slaves. And while there’s more to come, early returns put us in mind of the comical shoddiness of Sochi.