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The curious case of twin toilets at Sochi Olympics

AP, The Hindu, 24 January, 2014

 

Common in RussiaThe toilets at the cross-country skiing and biathlon centre for next month''s Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Photo: AP

RUSSIA: At least one Olympic bathroom seems to be flush with toilets.


When BBC reporter Steve Rosenberg went to use the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, he found two toilets but only one stall.


Although toilets like that are not common in Russia, social media users posted photos of other side-by-side toilets, including ones in a courthouse and a cafe.


The editor of the state R-Sport news agency said such communal toilets are standard at Russian soccer stadiums.


In a nod to the tight security measures imposed in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, another joke has it that the second toilet was for a Russian security officer.


The Sochi organising committee refused to comment on the picture.AP

 

Source:www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/the-curious-case-of-twin-toilets-at-sochi-olympics/article5610757.ece