Abandoned Rio Olympic pool turns murky orange

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From Sky News, by Russell Hope

The buzz and excitement of the games is long gone as some of the venues are pictured abandoned and neglected.

Not very inviting for a dip. Pic: O Globo

One of the pools used at the Rio Olympics has turned a putrid orange colour as venues lie neglected less than six months after the games ended.

Mud, insects and rainwater have reportedly contributed to the warm-up pool’s bizarre colour.

A lack of basic maintenance has led to other venues falling into disrepair, including the Maracana, Rio’s Olympic stadium.

The warm up pool in Rio. Pic: O Globo/Getty Images
Image Caption:Before and after – the warm up pool in Rio. Pic: O Globo/Getty Images

The arena is without power as city officials argue over who is responsible for paying its electricity bill.

Limited security has also led to theft at some venues, while ceilings are falling in at others, according to Brazil’s O Globo.

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