Toilet fishing apparently banned at Sochi Olympics


The bathrooms at the Sochi Olympic venues are the gift that just keeps on giving.

First, a reporter discovered a Olympic bathroom stall with two toilets.

Now, a Canadian snowboarder has shown everyone just what is — and isn’t — allowed in the bathrooms.

Sebastien Toutant tweeted a photo on Saturday of a sign he saw in an Olympic bathroom.

The sign basically points out that no, the Olympic bathrooms are not the place for your tomfoolery or shenanigans.

Perhaps most notable among the frowned-upon actions: fishing. But if you’re trying to catch dinner in a Sochi toilet, you’re probably doing it wrong.

Many of Toutant’s followers also pointed out the strange depiction in the bottom right of the sign. Thus far, no one has been able to come up with a plausible explanation for the stick figure’s actions.

Of course, there’s no way to know right now if the sign is a clever marketing tactic to raise awareness of the games or if Sochi officials are serious. But so far stolen it’s the spotlight from the Olympic double-toilet scandal.

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg tweeted a photo last month of two toilets in a stall at the Olympic Biathlon Center. After the photo went viral, Olympic officials insisted Rosenberg had snapped the photo just after a partition was removed, but before the toilets were removed from the stall, according to the Washington Post.

At least two other locations have the double toilets, though, leading us to wonder just how many partitions have been removed and if there will be any toilets left by the start of the games.

Contact Stephanie Grimes at sgrimes@reviewjournal.com. Find her on Twitter: @steph_grimes

 

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