Yes, the toilets still don’t flush and — yes — they blew the spectacular ring display at the opening ceremony. But apart from those glitches, the Sochi Winter Olympic Games have gone off without a hitch.
At least visitors to the Russian outpost can rest easy in the knowledge that Russian security personnel have their back:
The roughly 40,000 Russian security officials checking bags, scanning water bottles and patrolling train stations to safeguard the Olympic Games are part of one of the world’s fiercest security machines. They are also dressed a bit like Barney (see above).
Not all of them. The more serious members of the security team, the marksmen, are wearing olive drab:
If this picture doesn’t inspire confidence, then nothing will.