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@SochiProblems Is Way More Popular Than the Official Sochi Account on Twitter

@sochiproblems
Twitter A Twitter account joking about the problems in Sochi is gaining sudden popularity

Let's face it, hearing about Sochi's screw-ups is way more fun

After only three days online and 148 tweets, an unofficial Twitter account documenting the hassles and failings of the Sochi games has succeeded in attracting more followers than the official Winter Olympics account.

The official @Sochi2014, is being followed by 133,000 people, notably less than @SochiProblems‘ more than 178,000 followers (who have grown rapidly from the 100,000 on Thursday night).

While @Sochi2014 displays pictures of arriving athletes, the Olympic torch bearers and the competition facilities, the unofficial account has been busy sharing and retweeting information and jokes about unfinished construction, gross hotel rooms and more serious issues such as Russia’s gay rights record.

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