The Olympic rings are seen in front of the airport of Sochi, the host city for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics April 22, 2013.
The Olympic rings are seen in front of the airport of Sochi, the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics.Reuters

Johnnie Balfour, a Sydney snowboarder now employed as a worker at the Sochi Winter Olympics, described the bad conditions of the area just two weeks ahead from the Games, the Australian reported.

Balfour was contracted to build a course at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. He arrived in Sochi earlier this week but hasn't had nice things to say about the Games city, referring to its dodgy construction, poor accommodation and questionable employment conditions.

"Muddy water is pouring off the mountain and flowing through the streets and the cobblestone pavers are all lifting up or disappearing into sink holes.

"This entire place was built in the last few years, it looks nice at first glance but look a little closer and you can see that it was just thrown together," Balfour wrote on his tumblr blog.

"Most of the buildings are not finished and with only two weeks to go before the Games start, they never will be finished. It is pouring rain and close to 10 degrees above zero. The little snow they have is rapidly disappearing," Balfour continued.

Australia's chef de mission Ian Chesterman remains positive regarding the weather conditions, saying forecasts of warm weather and muddy courses were of no concern.

"I have been involved in winter sports for a long time and I've learned never to listen to the weather forecast," he said.

"They will be prepared for it. They had good early snow... I reckon Sochi will get through with no problems."

Balfour continued: "The toilet flushes muddy water, there is no hot water, the shower floor is covered in dirt and mud, there was piss all over the toilet, the water is undrinkable (it's brown), it's even sketchy to brush your teeth with it and the idea of having internet in this place is a joke." 

Balfour admitted his doubts regarding a retribution for his work, as the terms of his service were changed so that the payment would be received 10 days after he returned to his base in Canada.

"I've just been told to shut up," Balfour blogged on Thursday.

President Vladimir Putin during a live television interview in Sochi, Russia.
President Vladimir Putin during a live television interview in Sochi, Russia.

Sochi Olympics are due to start in few weeks, and have already made headlines worldwide following the homphobic approach of Russia's President Vladimir Puting against the gay community that will attend the Games.

Putin said that gays will not be persecuted at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games as long as they leave children alone.

Russia's gay community has reported a rise in homophobic violence following the approval of the legislation banning "homosexual propaganda".

Nationalist gangs such as Occupy Gerontophilia and Occupy Paedophilia have been encouraged to use social media such as VKontakte to lure young gay people into a trap and humiliate them on camera - with beatings, torture and abuse.