The water polo pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre had taken on a distinct green hue by Thursday, and the resulting chemical clean-up was causing athletes’ eyes to burn, according to Hungary’s Gergo Zalanki (right). Photo: Reuters

Crying Games: athletes complain about chemicals burning their eyes as Rio’s green water spreads

Topic |   Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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The water polo pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre had taken on a distinct green hue by Thursday, and the resulting chemical clean-up was causing athletes’ eyes to burn, according to Hungary’s Gergo Zalanki (right). Photo: Reuters
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