Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Water woes in pool this time

RIO DE JANEIRO — Green, not gold, was the color of the day at the Olympic diving venue.

Sure, China won a gold medal on Tuesday, but the buzz was about the color of the water in the diving pool — a murky green.

That was in stark contrast to the pool's light blue the previous day. Briton Tom Daley, who earned bronze in men's synchronized 10-meter on Monday, tweeted a photo and captioned it, "Ermmm … what happened?!"

A statement from Olympic organizers said water tests were conducted and there was no risk to athletes. They couldn't explain the color change, but said it's being investigated. Rio spokesman Mario Andrada said the green was caused "by a proliferation of algae" and that the pool would be back to blue today.

Jealous guys: Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler planned to be roommates in Rio, until Spieth withdrew at the last moment. He texted Fowler to apologize, and Fowler responded with a playful message, "You're just going to be jealous when I get that gold." Fowler isn't waiting for golf to start to make good on his word. The American has been hanging with other athletes at the Olympic village and sending plenty of texts back home. "As far as making guys jealous back home or wherever they might be, I feel like I'm doing a pretty good job of it, and there may be some personal messages that have been sent back and forth that I was definitely showing them that we're having a good time down here," Fowler said.

Pele for closer?: Pele hopes to appear at the closing ceremony after missing the opening because of poor health. The Brazilian soccer great tweeted: "I am continuing my physiotherapy and focused on joining you for the closing festivities on August 21. I love you! #olympics." Pele was set to light the cauldron, but he first cited sponsorship commitments and later health concerns for keeping him away. Pele, 75, had hip surgery recently.

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