Rio officials closed the green diving pool Friday morning after the water began to smell 'like a fart'

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Why Is This Olympics Pool Green?

The situation at the Rio Olympic diving pool seems to have worsened instead of improved.

Just a few days after officials said they had the mysteriously green water figured out and would have it resolved, the pool was closed Friday.

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British diver Tom Daley seemed to give the first report of the diving pool closing, tweeting Friday morning:

USA diver Abby Johnston also noted that the pool was closed.

There seems to be a new development about the smell of the water.

Rio officials confirmed the closing:

Rio officials said on Wednesday that the color change was caused by a chemical imbalance that changed the pH levels. They insisted that the water was safe to swim in and would return to its blue color Wednesday night.

Here was the pool as of Thursday:

rio green diving poolMatt Dunham/AP

It looked like an improvement over this:

green rio waterMatt Dunham/AP

But here's what the water should look like:

Rio Water ConditionsMatt Dunham/AP

It seems this problem is worse than expected.

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