The diving pool has closed..

Athletes provide disgusting update on the Olympics Green Diving Pool

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The Rio Olympic organisers have taken a hammering in the press ever since they won the Games. If any of them had hoped it would end once they got underway, they were so, so wrong.

Much of the controversy has centred around the diving pool, which curiously began to turn green after just two days of competition.

Speculation as to why it happened dominated news channels across the world with some even claiming it was done on purpose to fall in line with Brazil's national colour.

Turns out it was actually an infestation of algae. Delicious. Organisers said it was nothing to talk about and the chemical imbalance in the water would be corrected without fuss. Diving contests continued with Great Britain even winning a gold in the synchronised 3m springboard event.

But on Friday evening, the pool was turning greener and greener while the infection appeared to be spreading to the neighbouring water polo pool. Organisers have suspended competitions and have even barred athletes from training in the pool.

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Tom Daley reacted to the news in the same way that most of us would. He tweeted: "Diving pool is closed this morning. Hopefully that means we haven't been diving in anything too bad the last couple of days! 😷😷😷"

New update

Now, Germany's Stephan Feck has given us a fresh update on the complete unfreshness of the water. Basically, it smells like one massive fart. Even if he wanted to dive in it, he probably wouldn't have.

He took to Facebook to say: "The moment you want to do some workout and the pool is closed -- the whole venue smells like somebody has fart [Sic]."


Divers are now being forced to train on the trampolines ahead of what could well be the most important moment of their lives. Nice!

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