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RIO DE JANEIRO -- It looks as if the water polo pool is turning green with envy. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic .The mens Olympic tournament resumed Wednesday in green-tinged water after the diving pool at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre turned a dark green the previous day. There was no sign of any water quality issues with the water polo pool during the first day of the womens competition Tuesday.A decrease in the alkaline level in the diving well Tuesday afternoon led to the green color, organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada said. He added that the pool for water polo and synchronized swimming is being affected in the same way.We have treated both pools during the night and the alkalinity levels have already improved, Andrada said. We expect the color to be back to blue very shortly.Maybe not, according to a U.S. pool expert.Once you get behind, it gets hard to get back in front of it, said Jerry Wallace, chairman of the California Pool & Spa Association, a trade group.According to FINA, the world governing body for aquatic sports, water tanks ran out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process, causing the pH level to go outside the usual range, leading to the discoloration. Andrada and FINA said there is no risk to athletes competing in either pool.Just from TV and pictures on the computer, it looks more like an algae than alkaline problem turning the water green, Wallace said by phone from Sacramento, California.Andrada said algae also is an issue.The algae makes the water look green. We kept the same level of maintenance as we did before, but we had far more athletes, he said. We had more dirt in the water and that generated more algae.Wallace said if theres a reaction with iron in the water, the pool would turn a translucent green. But a murky green color, as seen in the diving pool, would indicate an algae issue. Wallace said some strains of algae will grow even in water that is balanced.If theyre cleaning the diving pool and then using the same tools in water polo, they could contaminate it, he said. Algae spores can be transmitted.The warm and humid climate in Rio de Janeiro could be a factor, too.There are no such problems at the swimming venue, a temporary facility with its own filtration system. The diving and water polo pools are part of a permanent facility opened in 2007.The black lines at the bottom of the water polo pool were clearly visible as play continued throughout the day, and there was no evidence of the color affecting the action. But a couple players said they could tell the chemical mixture is off.They put way too much chlorine, U.S. captain Tony Azevedo said. The last quarter, I can barely open my eyes.Everyones obsessed with the green water. Who cares about the green water? Azevedo continued. Sometimes you can have green water, black water, it doesnt matter as long as its safe for us. You throw in too much chlorine, all of the sudden you cant see. These are things that, its the Olympic Games, you cant have that.Hungarian water polo player Gergo Zalanki got some drops for his eyes after an 8-8 draw against Greece. But he wasnt sure chlorine was the problem.Yes, it feels like that, but I dont know, Zalanki said between sniffles. In Hungary theres lots of water like this. It feels like lots of coloring, but theres something different.The Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, named after the first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympics, was renovated before the Rio Games. The major upgrades included new springboards, a refurbished medical center, new hydrotherapy baths and two new warmup pools. There is no mention of any update to the water treatment system in the venue description.Andrada said a test event at the facility did not account for increased use for longer periods during the Olympics.We probably failed to note that with more athletes the water could be affected in a different way, he said.---Jay Cohen can be reached at Soccer Jerseys . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. Wholesale Real Madrid Jerseys . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. MILWAUKEE -- Though they have hardly any hope of a magical run to the postseason, the Atlanta Braves are quietly putting together one of their best stretches of baseball during an otherwise disappointing season.The Braves 2-1 victory Tuesday night at Milwaukee extended their winning streak to four games and with a victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night, Atlanta will have won its third consecutive series.I think you have to just stay the course, Braves manager Brian Snitzer said. When you handle adversity there are good things on the other end of it. But you have to handle it. You take ownership of things and handle it. The way these guys come to the ballpark every day and prepare for todays game is very impressive to me. They are all professional. They do their work, get ready to play and leave it all out there when the game starts.During their recent run of success, few Braves players have been hotter than outfielder Nick Markakis, who tied the game Tuesday with an RBI single, sparking a seventh-inning rally. Hes been on a tear since the All-Star break, batting .353 with six doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI.Winning is always fun for anybody whether you are playing for a playoff spot or you are playing for next year, Markakis said. Whatever it may be, Im excited for the guys. Hopefully we can keep it going.Right-hander Joel De La Cruz will try to do just that for Atlanta, as he looks for his first victory of the season.He allowed only a run on two hits his last time out, but walked five in a loss to the Cardinals.To be honest, I didnt really feel like I pitched my best tonight, De La Cruz said after the outing through a team interpreter. Cheap Real Madrid Jerseys Authentic. I know Ive got more out there, Ive got more in the tank. I can do a little bit better next time. I feel like it wasnt my best performance and Im looking forward to going out there and getting a better start.Cruz actually began his professional career with the Brewers, who signed him as an amateur free agent in 2006 and appeared in two games for Milwaukees Arizona Rookie League entry that season.Milwaukee, meanwhile, will look to snap a three-game losing streak behind right-hander Chase Anderson, who has started to get back on track after a rocky stretch.Over his last three starts, Anderson is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA. He took no decision his last time out, holding Arizona to two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five in an 11-inning 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.(Yasmany Tomas) got the best of me tonight, Anderson said after the game. But (I) kept the team in the game, and it was a great game until the end. Team fought hard, (catcher Martin Maldonado) did great back there, and it sucks to be on this side because our guys pitched really well.Anderson, acquired over the offseason from Arizona, comes into the contest 6-10 with a 5.01 ERA and five quality starts in 22 outings.Hes faced Atlanta just once in his career, earning a victory after allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts while with the Diamondbacks last season. NFL T-shirts From China Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Gear Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys ' ' '