Sky Sports News' Lia Hervey takes us behind the scenes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
We've now been in Sochi, Russia for just over a week. I've deliberately not tweeted or mentioned my views to anyone. I reserved judgement.
There have been stories of no accommodation, people sharing rooms, some people having brown water in their taps, stray dogs everywhere and wires hanging out of unfinished apartments.
It's true. There were teething problems. Many people did experience these problems and worse but let's put it in proportion. There are thousands of people at the Winter Olympics from across the world and for most the experience has been fine. The Sky Sports News team had a small delay getting into our Sochi 2014 accommodation.
I have no shower curtain or bulbs in my bedside lamps but as our cameraman pointed out - our apartments are better conditions than what some people live in. I have a large apartment with a bath, a shower, a separate room for my clothes. It's clean, it's warm and there's security on the gate.
Stray dogs - yes there are a few but they aren't rabid dogs about to pounce, claw and gnaw any random British journalist as some have made out. The friendly mongrels normally pop over for a stroke, wag their tails and then trot off on their way.
The media transport is plentiful and organised. The volunteers try to help as best they can. A security guard helped us with our heavy camera kit on the first day and there's always a smile as we leave every day for the Olympic Park.
Security is intense but low key. Everywhere you look there are people hanging around in sports kit alone on street corners. It's unobtrusive but clearly ever present.
So far the Sochi Games seem organised, efficient and welcoming. In fact it's pretty identical to London. There's a reason for this. There's a format. In modern times the games are organised in the same way. Everything is copied. The Olympics is a big circus and the lion tamers have done it many times before. Same show, different venue.
In Sochi, the venues are spectacular. The mountain setting is breathtaking. The coastal region a little more sanitised, lacking atmosphere. However it's clear to see a legacy for the future. The budget is eye watering - £52 billion but this includes expenditure on roads, transport, housing and infrastructure.
Many say Russia shouldn't have the Games citing human rights issues and recent anti-gay legislation.
An international media will ask the questions and will scrutinise. The eyes of the world are on Russia and that can never be a bad thing for any country.