This news went viral on social media after Olympic diving pool turned green in Rio. It didn’t take too long for the internet to react, People have their own speculations regarding the green water and some of them are too funny. Rumors are spreading on social media that it is highly unlikely that someone peed on pool after a dive. After water changed its color from Blue to Green, social media went mad and people have their own conspiracy theory.
During the opening ceremony of Rio Olympic 2016, organizers were talking about the greenery and green environment. Maybe they are not talking about the Diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. People were shocked how water can change its color to such an unusual hue.
But on August 9, the water in the pool changed its color where the divers for the Women’s 10-meter platform competed. Later, A Rio spokesman clarifies the reason behind the changing water.
All this happened because of chemical imbalance in the pool water caused by too many people using the pool and also the proliferation of algae caused by the heat of lack of wind said the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.
In the statement released by the committee, the water was tested and was no risk to athletes and the diving Pool should be back to its usual color for the next events on august 10, Wednesday.
The water quality at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was tested and there were no risks for the athletes. We are investigating the cause.
— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 9, 2016
Some of the reaction of people in social media after pool water changed unusual hue.
Ermmm...what happened?! pic.twitter.com/pdta7EpP2k
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) August 9, 2016
— Adam Farrand (@ALFarrand) August 9, 2016
— Lucy Knight (@lucymk) August 9, 2016
— Grant (@SnowAndBeach) August 9, 2016