07/02/2014 10:25 GMT | Updated 07/02/2014 10:59 GMT

Sochi Double Toilets Start New Life As Stylish Three-Drawer Cabinets

Forget the sportsmen and women arriving in Russia, the real stars of the Sochi Winter Olympics are the toilets.

As reports of total chaos emerge from visiting journalists, the toilets have become something of an emblem of the incompetence surrounding final preparations for the Games.

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It all started when the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg took this snap:

The journalist swiftly had to deny accusations that the image was photoshopped before it slowly began to sink in around the world that no, this is actually how visitors would be expected to relieve themselves in Russia.

So, you want to poop in Russia? How could this novelty set up be used to an advantage?

Sadly, it has now emerged that the double loos have begun a new life – reincarnated as bedroom furniture:

But the toilet troubles faced by visiting press and athletes has turned into a public relations nightmare for the organisers of the Games.

Here are our favourite toilet tweets from those in Russia:

No toilet fishing, shame.