Should Olympic visitors smile for the bathroom cameras?
FEB 06, 2014 2:15p ET
Travelers to the Winter Olympics may have another thing to look out for when staying in Sochi.
A Russian official let slip that there may be cameras in the hotel bathrooms.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, deputy prime minister overseeing Olympic prep Dmitry Kozak was responding to the countless press pieces on inferior Sochi hotel conditions.
But by suggesting the media was trying to sabatoge the Sochi Games out of a Russian bias, he let something slip.
"We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day," he said.
Uh, does that mean there are surveillance cameras in hotel bathroom showers?
According to the report, Mr. Kozak was taken away before any more questions could be asked. Later, a spokesman added that the deputy prime minister was probably refering to the cameras present during the construction and cleaning of the facilities and said there is no surveillance in guest bathrooms or rooms. A senior official for the contruction company behind some of the hotels also said there were no cameras in the guest rooms.