Look: Why Did the Olympic Diving Pool Turn Green in Rio?

Olympic Diving Pool

Look: Why Did the Olympic Diving Pool Turn Green in Rio?

Here's what officials are saying.

Published August 10, 2016

Sub-par conditions in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro have been highly publicized so far into these Summer Games — especially with the cleanliness of the water.

So imagine the shock athletes and spectators had Tuesday when they noticed that the water in one of the Olympic diving pools had turned green.

The shocking scene had Olympic officials in Rio immediately checking out the green water, which they ruled to be safe.

Perhaps it was a mere chlorine issue, but yes, it's probably best for all to keep investigating the cause.

This story comes two weeks after BuzzFeed reported that the Olympic Village is suffering with everything from blocked toilets to leaking pipes and puddles around exposed wiring.

No wonder Team USA Basketball opted to stay on a luxury liner cruise ship, instead.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)


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