Two toilets - level 3

Two toilets - level 3

10-02-2014 15:00

Taking a trip to this toilet in Sochi could leave you flushed with embarrassment. The twin toilets are a little too close for comfort.

“A couple of weeks ago, there were, there was a lot of conversation about these toilets because one was seen in the biathlon centre.”

Reporters on the ground sniffed out this story and since then it has been causing a stink. Twitter went into overdrive when a correspondent uploaded the first picture, prompting questions about how public money was being spent and whether it was being flushed down the loo.

But also humour with some joking about Russia’s controversial law on gay propaganda, saying this was an effort to understand the needs of sexual minorities.

The tandem toilets have been seen popping up where international guests and the media are staying but all might not be as it seems.

“Then, Russians started saying: ‘Oh no! It’s not really like that. That was just a place where the partition had been torn down because they were turning it into a store room.’ So, they were saying that it wasn’t true that there are a lot of double toilets.”

This worker said the partition would be installed tomorrow. Whether that was because it’d been discovered, isn’t known.

The Winter Olympics has seen plenty of publicity which hasn’t been positive for the country and authorities will unlikely want this stink to hang around for long.

Difficult words: flushed (filled, also to send away such as in the toilet), sniff out (discover), stink (people talking about it), prompt (cause), loo (toilet), tandem (double), unlikely to want this stink to hang around for long (people want something embarrassing to go away).

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