The Event

When

19 to 24 February, 2016

Where

Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre

Countries

50

Athletes

270

Trivia



The sport's Olympic debut in Saint Louis in 1904 took the form of distance diving – the diver who remained underwater for longest distance before resurfacing was the winner.



At Beijing 2008, Australia's Matthew Mitcham executed a near-perfect twist, receiving four scores of 10 points and an overall score of 112.10, the highest ever in Olympic diving.



4.000-year-old paintings depict Babylonians, Chaldeans and Egyptians diving into rivers and seas from high ledges in order to find food or hunt for treasure on the sea bed.