In this post, Shaun Press labels his first day on the ground as "disorganised and chaotic". You can just about feel his anger and frustration as you read through that.
Reading a couple of other reports I am quite shocked at what these Norwegians have managed. Portable toilets? People spent a tonne of money, travel for thousands of kilometres to represent their country and they get that! Honestly, isn't Norway a first-world country?
Then there was this tweet last night by Ukriainian chess journo Mikhail Golubev:
Tromso 2014 #ChessOlympiad press room, entrance: http://t.co/Ggc493K5qH Well... guys are you OK there? #shithappens #theroadtohell
— Mikhail Golubev (@mikhail_golubev) August 2, 2014
He was referring to this. That is apparently the back entrance to the press room. In reply, a couple of other journos on the ground assure Golubev that the inside is pretty good. I guess we'll just have to believe them.
After all the drama in the lead-up to this event, the Norwegians are under tremendous pressure to put on an unforgettable Olympiad. Here's hoping that it will not be for all the wrong reasons.