1976 Montreal Olympics. Pretty much the same, half the stuff wasn't really ready.
I don't think this is different than any other games, really.
But I might be wrong.
In Russia, organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics have called on dozens of shamans to pray for snow. But the centerpiece of the Olympic snow strategy is man-made: a massive system that features more than 550 snow-making machines.
It's just amazing how much money is wasted on hosting the Olympics. So glad the US didn't get this Olympics.