Pools are supposed to be blue, right? Especially if world-class athletes are going to be jumping into them? (Unless they’re filled with Coke, in which case, carry on.) Well, this one isn’t — and it’s started a firestorm online.
2016 Summer Olympics host city Rio de Janeiro has drawn its share of criticism for unsafe conditions in and around the Games. While officials insisted on Twitter that the “water quality at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was tested and there were no risks for the athletes”, people were still plenty grossed out by the Centre’s bright green pool.
Twitter dedicated an official Moments page to the response. Here are a few of the most notable reactions to #GreenPool:
What do you think? Did the green pool gross you out, or is this just some algae being blown out of proportion? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter!