Rio diving pool—still green—now closed and smells like farts

Aug 12, 2016 03:29 PM EDT

A 2nd Olympic pool has turned green
A 2nd Olympic pool has turned green

The outdoor Olympic diving pool, which turned a startling shade of green Tuesday, is now closed. It reportedly smells like farts and may be causing eye itchiness among athletes.

Since Tuesday, Olympic organizers have repeatedly assured athletes and fans that the pool is safe and that the situation was under control. Rio organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada told reporters on Wednesday that “the pool should go back to its classic blue color during the day.”

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