I'd agree with you, but I would be there was another letter that went to the news media about how they are required to play down any problems. Sure, make some minor mention of the stuff that everyone already knows - the polluted water, etc. But don't talk about things like the water heaters not working in the dormitory at Olympic village or about the power going out, etc. (things that haven't happened yet, but will). The media probably already agreed not to cover those things much at all.
There have already been several stories about plumbing and electrical not working in the village, as well as numerous other issues such as leaks. In fact the Australian team very publicly refused to move into their assigned apartments and are staying at a hotel until the games officially start because their rooms are in such poor condition.