Diving factbox for Athens 2004
Posted: Wednesday July 7, 2004 9:41PM; Updated: Wednesday July 7, 2004 9:41PM
ATHENS, July 8 (Reuters) -- Factbox on diving at the August 13-29 Athens Olympics:
Diving from a platform or a cliff can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Rome. Modern diving as a sport has its origins in the 19th century when an acrobatic element was introduced.
Diving joined the Olympics in St Louis in 1904, as a men's sport using a rigid platform. Four years later, in London, the springboard event was introduced and women's diving made its debut in Stockholm in 1912.
Synchronised diving was added to the Olympic programme in Sydney in 2000.
Men's and women's competitions in 10-metre platform and three-metre springboard plus synchronised diving from the 10m platform and the three-metre springboard.
Three-metre springboard: Ni Xiong (China)
Platform: Liang Tian (China)
Synchronised 3m springboard: Xiao Hailiang/Xiong Ni (China)
Synchronised platform: Igor Loukachine/Dmitri Saoutine (Russia)
Springboard: Mingxia Fu (China)
10m platform: Laura Wilkinson (U.S.)
Synchronised 3m springboard: Vera Ilina/Ioulia Pakhalina (Russia)
Synchronised 10m platform: Li Na/Sang Xue (China)
August 14: Women's synchronised 3m springboard final
Men's synchronised 10m platform final
August 16: Women's synchronised 10m platform final
Men's synchronised 3m springboard final
August 20: Women's 10m platform preliminaries
August 21: Women's 10m platform semi-finals
August 22: Women's 10m platform final
August 23: Men's 3m springboard preliminaries
August 24: Men's 3m springboard semi-finals
Men's 3m springboard final
August 25: Women's 3m springboard preliminaries
August 26: Women's 3m springboard semi-finals
Women's 3m springboard final
August 27: Men's 10m platform preliminaries
August 28: Men's 10m platform semi-finals
Men's 10m platform final
Olympic Aquatic Centre at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex
in Maroussi. Diving will be held at the indoor pool which has
seats for 5,757 spectators.
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