Olympic Village Not Up To European Construction Standards – “The walls are as thin as curtains.”

Olympic visitors are puzzled. Those familiar with bricks and mortar find our construction practices odd. And some are labouring under the delusion that we have dry summers. -vreaa

‘Athletes and coaches slam Olympic Village accommodation’, Bild.com, 12 Feb 2010

Excerpts:
“Disgruntled athletes and coaches staying at the Olympic Village in Vancouver have hit out at what they say is shoddy accommodation and a lack of basic comforts.”
“The walls of the rooms are so thin that the athletes are struggling to fall asleep.”
“Ski jumping trainer Werner Schuster compared the Olympic Village with a boy scout camp.”
“The walls are as thin as curtains.”
“The Village is good for summer. But now in winter with this weather it’s a problem. The German team have especially bought heaters to dry their things which are always getting wet due to the relentless sleet.”

4 responses to “Olympic Village Not Up To European Construction Standards – “The walls are as thin as curtains.”

  1. is it possible that they are talking about the Olympic village in Whistler? I can’t imagine the nordic atheltes are trucking back and forth between whistler every night to see if the weather will cooperate….?

  2. rf -> great point. Can anybody clarify?

  3. According to the 2010 website, Whistler Olympic Village is indeed housing the ski jumpers; further, it’s slated to become “affordable housing”. That affordable housing often boasts things like paper thin walls seems to lend credibility to the coach’s complaint.

  4. The point being that they are not talking about the False Creek Olympic village……..yet that is how the story is being presented by media insects.

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