FINA Communication Department

FINA can confirm that the reason for the unusual water colour observed during the Rio 2016 diving competitions is that the water tanks ran out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process. As a result the pH level of the water was outside the usual range, causing the discolouration. The FINA Sport Medicine Committee conducted tests on the water quality and concluded that there was no risk to the health and safety of the athletes, and no reason for the competition to be affected.

Following the Media Statement (see below) issued today, FINA would like to inform that the swimming pools installed at the Maria Lenk complex are not Myrtha Pools equipment. The FINA Partner is only responsible for the installation and maintenance of the competition and training pools at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, presently being used for the Swimming events at the Rio 2016 Games.