Rio Olympics closed green pool because divers are complaining of 'itchy' eyes
The Rio Olympics diving pool turned green earlier this week and was finally closed on Friday morning
The green diving pool at the Rio Olympics was finally shut down on Friday morning.
After a few days of organizers insisting that everything is fine, they have closed the diving pool after divers have complained of having itchy eyes due to the excess use of chemicals to combat the green coloring and the smell of the pool.
Rio 2016 confirm diving pool closed this morning while they continue to sort out the water. One or two athletes had "itchy eyes". Erm..— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) August 12, 2016
Rio 2016 official confirms they used too many chemicals on green water aka why athletes' eyes were "itchy." Reduced after. #RioOlympics2016— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) August 12, 2016
The Olympic diving pool has been closed again because of water quality issues...a German diver says "the whole building smells like a fart"— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) August 12, 2016
The only event scheduled at the diving pool on Friday is the women's 3-meter springboard prelims, with the semifinals scheduled for Saturday and the finals on Sunday. The men's individual springboard events are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday with the individual 10-meter platform events starting on Wednesday.
We'll have to wait and see if there are any delays or scheduling shifts due to pool water quality issues, but British diver Tom Daley is hopeful that they haven't been putting themselves at risk diving into the pool the last few days.
Diving pool is closed this morning. Hopefully that means we haven't been diving in anything too bad the last couple of days! 😷😷😷— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) August 12, 2016
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