Reports from Sochi of shoddy construction in unfinished hotels have been rampant on social media, and lead us to one unmistakable conclusion — American builders should have been drafted to help build there.

Super tight deadlines with high expectations? See Houston in the middle of an oil boom. Lots of pesky reporters to keep happy? Washington, D.C. can show you how it's done. Need to impress people from all over the world? Hello, Vegas.

Need more convincing? Here are the top 9 pieces of evidence, with visuals, of why Sochi needed a punch list.