Photo: Sochi accommodations a bit small for Zdeno Chara
|02.07.14 at 11:59 am ET|
The shortcomings of Sochi’s accommodations for the Olympics have been well documented over the past few days. From yellow water to broken door handles, the media has lit up Twitter with the pictures to prove it.
So if media and averaged-sized athletes are having problems with their rooms, how will the NHL‘s tallest player and the flag-bearer for Slovakia handle the conditions?
“I’ve been in Russia many times, and yeah, there are many different levels of hotels from one-star, two-star to really luxury ones,” Bruins captain Zdeno Chara told WEEI’s DJ Bean earlier this week. “I’m sure it’s not going to be a five-star accommodation, but I don’t think it’s going to be anything bad. Really as an athlete, we’re more looking for getting enough rest and a good night’s sleep and obviously good food. That’s all you should really care about ‘ not what kind of pillows.”
‘ Tomas Kmec (@Tomas_Kmec) February 6, 2014
The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Chara won’t need to worry about the pillows, but after a picture surfaced of his bed in Sochi, he will need to deal with sheets that may not cover his entire body. While Olympic organizers had an extension to add onto Chara’s bed, they don’t appear to have the necessary extension to add to his sheets.