Russian official: We're spying on you in Sochi hotel room showers

Building debris is left outside the Gorki Plaza East hotel in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The IOC is urging Russian Olympic organizers to move quickly to resolve the issue of accommodations that are not ready for accredited media personnel in the mountains outside Sochi. According to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic organizing committee, only six of the nine media hotels in the mountain area are fully operational. (Luca Bruno)

February 7, 2014 8:41:00 AM PST
The deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations in Russia let it slip that visitors in Sochi are being spied on while in the shower.

ABC News reports that journalists attending the games have been complaining for days about the conditions in hotels, including incomplete construction, rooms without door knobs, odd-colored water and two toilets in a single stall.

Deputy PM Dmitry Kozak became defensive when confronted by reporters today. How did he know things weren't that bad? He said he had seen surveillance footage from inside hotel bathrooms that supported his claim, ABC reports.

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