Not only are the Olympics in Sochi a bit of a nightmare, it is also incredibly hard to find a drink there. The Wall Street Journal reports that due to Russia's alcohol laws, this year's Olympics may well be "the driest Olympics in memory." A law created last year bans the sale of alcohol within sports arenas and stadiums, and a local ordinance created last month bans "alcohol sales within 50 meters of some sports venues." The scarcest commodities in Olympic Park are beer and, ironically, vodka.
There is a small loophole, however. If you happen to be Canadian, you can use a valid passport to open a beer fridge located in the Canadian Olympic House.