Sochi, Russia – Dozens of athletes, mostly from the United States and Canada, were sickened just minutes after checking in at their designated quarters at the Sochi Olympic Village. Eyewitness reports indicate that the Olympians were being transported by ambulances to the nearest hospitals in the area. Many were suffering from nausea, vomiting and stomach flu.
Agents from Russia’s Ministry of Health immediately rushed to the scene to investigate the incident in the hopes of containing what was initially thought of as an epidemic.
It turned out that most of hospitalized athletes drank bottles of mouthwash provided in each of their living quarters. The labels on the bottles were written in Russian, and the athletes thought they were bottles of complimentary vodka.
As of press time, most were released from the hospitals and are expected to make it okay in time for Friday’s opening ceremony.