February 22, 1994 |
The sign says "Vormstuen, " and it marks the new apartment complex on the outskirts of Lillehammer where many of the 8,000 journalists are staying while covering the Winter Olympics. New, but hardly plush. In fact, the word utilitarian springs directly to mind. The building housing Times troops is typical. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs, four bedrooms and two bathrooms up, a small common area on each floor. Decor is stark white, unpainted wallboard.