Olympic Pool Turns Green Overnight

Publish Date
Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:41AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

What has happened here?

Water quality has been a major issue surrounding the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but in the ocean and lagoons, not the pools.

However, overnight the Diving pool appears to have turned Green - it is strikingly obvious when you compare it to the other pool right next to it:

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A statement from Olympic organizers said water tests were conducted and there was no risk to athletes. They couldn't explain the colour change, but said it's being investigated.

Many athletes and spectators have taken to Twitter to question the change: 

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