Olympics: Sign asks that athletes not fish in Olympic Village toilets

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 16:49:23-04

Re-learning bathroom etiquette is one of strangest parts about visiting a new country — but this sign found in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Village seems to go a bit too far in explaining how to use the toilet.

The sign, found by US women’s basketball star Elena Delle Donne, tells athletes to not flush toilet paper down the toilet — a common practice in South American countries like Brazil. The sign also outlaws vomiting, “upper-deckers,” toilet fishing, and … peeing like a dog?



Guess I won't be toilet fishing today ?

A photo posted by Elena Delle Donne (@de11edonne) on


Signs like these are not uncommon at the Olympic. Similar posters were spotted at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.



The American team should just be glad they haven’t had any major issues with their housing. Both the Jamaicans and the Australians arrived to living arrangements that were far from complete, and athletes from the Czech Republic experienced massive flooding in their rooms.



Great we have new shower in the house. ????

A video posted by Zdenek Stybar (@stybarzdenek) on

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.