Water in Olympic Diving Pool Turns Green, Reportedly Poses 'No Risk'

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2016
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Maria Lenk venue officials say green water presented "no risk" to divers, but they're still investigating the cause. https://t.co/svOe3ykVFu

The water in a Rio de Janeiro Olympics diving pool turned green Tuesday.

While visually questionable, venue officials at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre said it presented "no risk" to divers, per Nick Hope of the BBC.

The difference in color was noticeable. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison from Matt Majendie of the London Evening Standard:

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Now water polo pool is going green next to diving pool. #Rio2016 https://t.co/AjCJGhk2qR

It's likely a simple case of not enough chlorine, but it's still somewhat concerning.



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