Reporting from her seventh Olympics, MSNBC host Chris Jansing is taking some time for Q and A with fans on MSNBC.com.
Inside Cable News asked Jansing if her living arrangements are as bad as the reports circulating from other journalists:
Most of the problems that have been reported have been in the mountain village; I’m down in town at what’s called the “Coastal Cluster,” and the hotels where NBC folks are staying are all new. While the shower curtains are missing and there are no dressers in the rooms, the design seems more European than unfinished to me. And honestly, when you’re working 16 hour days and on TV live until 4 a.m. Sochi time – you fall into bed, and as long as it’s clean and warm, you’re pretty happy!!!
Fred Orth asked if heightened security is dampening the spirit of the game.
The consensus of athletes I’ve talked to is absolutely not. They’re used to travel and adjusting to new conditions. So this is — they tell me — another thing to deal with toward a goal of keeping their focus on being ready to perform. Also, this is the most accessible athletes’ village to the actual venues — maybe ever.