Rio Olympics closed green pool because divers are complaining of 'itchy' eyes

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.

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.

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