Several people have posted a link to this article on the German news site Bild.com: Some athletes and coaches have complained about accomodations at the Vancouver Olympic Village, which is pertinent for this site since those units are set to be sold by the city after the games are over.
One of the complaints is that the walls of the rooms are so thin that the athletes are struggling to fall asleep – not a good time to have snorers nearby…
Ski jumping trainer Werner Schuster compared the Olympic Village with a boy scout camp. The 41-year-old said: “The living standard is very poor. Five, six people have to share a bathroom and the walls are as thin as curtains.”
I wonder if the complaints regard temporary walls or actual walls between units?
The size the accommodation has also been criticised. A particularly sore point is that there isn’t enough space for athletes to dry their clothes.
Don’t they know this is Vancouver? We pioneered the art of small living in North America. They should just be glad we didn’t stick them six to a room in a 270 square foot micro condo in the Downtown eastside.
A German functionary said: “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.”
It’s all about location, location, location. That’s why we located the Athletes village walking distance from Canadian Tire, where they can buy heaters to dry their clothes.
UPDATE: Nope. We didn’t locate it near a Canadian Tire. Many people pointed out that this is about the Whistler Olympic Village, NOT the Vancouver Olympic Village.