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Visitors to the Winter Olympic facilities in Sochi, Russia, have encountered
twin toilet cubicles, many for the first time. Just don't use them for fishing!


Two female toilets sit side-by-side at the security screening facility outside
the main press centre at the 2014 Winter Olympics site in Sochi.

One of the least expected images to emerge from the Winter Olympics in Sochi has been the double loos – yes, side by side like thrones – spreading across social media in the weeks before Friday's opening ceremony. It surely gives a whole new meaning to going for a number two.

It all began when Steve Rosenberg, the BBC Moscow correspondent, tweeted this:


Officials played down the interest and said management had wanted the toilets to be a storeroom. Rosenberg had popped in just as the partition had been removed, they said. The Sochi organising committee, however, was not able to say whether the cubicle was built by design or in error.

Reuters photographer Alexander Demianchuk then took a photo of the same toilet, which in its new life as a store cupboard included chests of drawers rather than the now-infamous loos. Looks like they forgot to take the toilet paper out.


A former toilet at the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi.

However, it seems as though quite a few of these communal toilets are still lurking around.


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