Olympics organisers admit green pool does smell a bit weird


The water of the diving pool at right appears a murky green as the water polo pool at left appears a greener colour than the previous day during a preliminary round match between United States and France in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

THE Olympics swimming pool that has turned bright green also has a strangely familiar smell, officials have admitted.

Rio Olympics organisers initially denied there was anything wrong with a swimming pool having grape-coloured water, claiming that water just goes that colour sometimes.

However they had since admitted that it does not smell great either.

A spokesman said: “I’m not confirming any speculation but you’d be fine to go in it as long as you don’t swallow anything.

“I’d probably wear goggles too.”

He added: “These foreigners are animals. You should see what they did in the long jump pit.”

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