Andrew Bogut has let rip at the standard of accommodation in the Olympic Village, launching the ironic hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging on Twitter after arriving in Rio de Janeiro.
The Australia basketball star's mood changed just two hours after tweeting "just arrived into Rio with the boomers. Exciting times ahead." The center posted after arriving in the Olympic Village that he would be "posting pics with the hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging #rio2016."
Bogut shared a picture of himself "putting together a shower curtain so we can shower and not flood the place" before writing: "At #IOCLuxuryLodging we believe a bed is not vital for sleep. Fine tuned athletes can sleep standing up."
#IOCLuxuryLodging. Putting together a shower curtain so we can shower and not flood the place. pic.twitter.com/omaBJ7Dlje— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) August 2, 2016
#IOCLuxuryLodging will not comment on our delegates penthouse villas in downtown Rio. https://t.co/oH9C57YjcA— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) August 2, 2016
Bogut's comments come just days after Australia refused to check in at the Athletes Village when it officially opened on Sunday, complaining about water leaks, gas leaks, electrical faults and filth that delegation head Kitty Chiller said "endangered" athletes.
The athletes subsequently moved in only for approximately 100 team members to be evacuated from their accommodation on Friday after a fire started in rubbish in the underground car park. The athletes spent 30 minutes out of the building, with none hurt in the incident. They found upon returning to their rooms that team shirts and two laptops had been stolen during the evacuation.
Bogut last week was involved in a war of words on Twitter with Australian Olympic teammate Liz Cambage, the Opals centre.