So finally, today is the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi. And yes, there have been a lot of discussions about these Olympic games from the start - about Russia's anti-gay law to the Olympic facilities not being ready.
Even the Google doodle goes rainbow for gay rights in Sochi
If you want to know what visitors in Sochi are really experiencing have a look on twitter @sochiproblems or look for #sochiproblems.
Here are just a few.