Travel chaos; shambolic security; waterlogged venues; stadium capacities reduced.
Just over a week before the Olympics start, London 2012 appears to be negotiating the final straight with all the sure-footedness of Dorando Pietri - the marathon runner who stumbled and staggered over the finish line at the 1908 Games in London.
Look at today's Olympic update from Reuters.
In one piece, it manages to squeeze in the following news lines:
-G4S security fiasco
-Opening ceremony curtailed
-London's creaking transport network
-Athletes' buses getting lost
-Poll shows only 3/10 Britons are excited