Rio de Janeiro is hosting the summer Olympics. Here's why there's reason to celebrate – and worry in Brazil. (Lee Powell/The Washington Post)

Memo to athletes and journalists heading to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics: pack a shower curtain and, while you’re at it, perhaps a roll of duct tape.

Andrew Bogut, who is accustomed to the sumptuous accommodations afforded players in the NBA, arrived in Brazil and found his room in the Olympic Village wanting. Among other things, it was wanting a shower curtain and a bed that could fit a 7-footer. Bogut took to Twitter to share his frustrations with the #IOCLuxuryLodging hashtag.

He posted a photo that showed him “putting together a shower curtain so we can shower and not flood the place.” Then he added: “At #IOCLuxuryLodging we believe a bed is not vital for sleep. Fine tuned athletes can sleep standing up.”

Bogut took a shot at the IOC, whose rooms probably are much better because that’s where the money goes.

Here’s where Kitty Chiller, the chef de mission of Australia’s teams, will stay.

By the way, this is where the U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams are staying:


Think they’ll have shower curtains here? (Antonio Lacerda/AFP)

China’s Xinhua News Agency offered proof that poor conditions weren’t limited to athletes or to Sochi, where journalists tweeted experiences that varied from the gross to the hilarious two years ago.

All in all, it’s been a rather bad run-up to the Games for the Australians: One of the country’s Paralympians was the target of an attempted robbery, athletes found that toilets in the Olympic Village could not pass a stress test, four of their women’s water polo players were quarantined and, as they were learning that fire alarms in their building did not work, laptops and clothing were stolen from their quarters.

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