U.S. Bobsledder Tweets Inappropriate Picture, Quickly Deletes It

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterFebruary 19, 2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17:  Dallas Robinson of the United States team 3 celebrates during the Men's Two-Man Bobsleigh on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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There are actual “Sochi Problems,” and then there are problems you create for yourself.

Of these two categories, Dallas Robinson’s recent tweet falls into the latter category.

The U.S. bobsledder recently tweeted out a picture of what appeared to be himself urinating in a narrow alleyway in Sochi. The tweet was spotted by Mike Foss of For The Win and has since been deleted. 

Click here for the tweet, and here for an enhanced version of the image.

Robinson’s tweet stated, “May be in another country, but I’m still a bit country.”

Is urinating in public a major offense? Not likely, but you might not want to post it on the Internet.   

Taking a leak outside the Rib Shack might be normal in Small Town, America, but peeing in public at the Olympics and tweeting about it comes off as a thoughtless move for a de facto ambassador of the United States.

Then again, Robinson gave up caring about who sees his pee a long time ago.

Fortunately, it would appear Robinson is making up for the stunt. He’s made some Russian friends and was last seen sporting a stylish Ushanka. 

It just goes to show that no matter the place, new friends and common ground can still be found at the Olympic Games. We just need to make sure we’re not urinating on said ground.


Everyone knows Russia banned "pee alleys" and "whizz ways" in the '40s.