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Algea...this can be toxic, too.

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@willdob3 wrote:

No, I would not be worried. I'd have been smart enough to stay home.


Easy to say if you haven't been training for years to get there.

 

 

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@itiswhatitis@KittyLouWhoToo@SilleeMee

 

http://thedrocks.iheart.com/articles/weird-news-104673/olympics-officials-say-algae-turned-diving-14...

 

They have officially announced that the problem was algae. And even tho this made it difficult for the swimmers to see the bottom of the pool, "it posed no risk to the athletes." ???

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@LTT1 wrote:

@itiswhatitis@KittyLouWhoToo@SilleeMee

 

http://thedrocks.iheart.com/articles/weird-news-104673/olympics-officials-say-algae-turned-diving-14...

 

They have officially announced that the problem was algae. And even tho this made it difficult for the swimmers to see the bottom of the pool, "it posed no risk to the athletes." ???


This is disgusting. The algae alone may not be harmful, maybe. But what it does to the water is it changes the chemistry of the water just enough to allow for other "things" to thrive. eeww

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@Sooner wrote:

LMNO P??????


Yup! Blue and yellow makes green.Smiley LOL

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Rio 2016: Green Olympic diving pool is ‘safe’ according to officials, but experts say they wouldn’t swim in it

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/rio-2016-green-olympic-swimming-diving-pool-water-c...

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So, they are saying it's  algea maybe it is but I'm  left wondering why the pool directly adjacent  to it is unaffected. 

 

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@occasionalrain wrote:

So, they are saying it's  algea maybe it is but I'm  left wondering why the pool directly adjacent  to it is unaffected. 

 


 

 

maybe they are on two separate systems and the "green pool" is the only one that has system problems? i am sure we will be hearing more about this.

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@KittyLouWhoToo wrote:

@willdob3 wrote:

No, I would not be worried. I'd have been smart enough to stay home.


Easy to say if you haven't been training for years to get there.

 

 


It is a safety issue. These games should not be taking place. I'm positive there are plenty of higher ups holding their breath. It'll be something of a miracle if there are no big disasters. 

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@LTT1 wrote:

@itiswhatitis@KittyLouWhoToo@SilleeMee

 

http://thedrocks.iheart.com/articles/weird-news-104673/olympics-officials-say-algae-turned-diving-14...

 

They have officially announced that the problem was algae. And even tho this made it difficult for the swimmers to see the bottom of the pool, "it posed no risk to the athletes." ???


They are full of ******!

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