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#CliffDiving - World famous Olympic diver Greg Louganis will attend the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series event in the Aran Islands later this month as the competition’s new sports director, as Galway Bay FM reports.

The five-time world champion and four-time Olympic gold medallist will arrive on the island of Inis Mór ahead of the globe’s cliff diving elite, who make their return to Poll na Péist — also known as the Serpent’s Lair — on the first stop of this year’s world tour, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

All tickets for live spectators have been snapped up for the contest on Saturday 24 June, but the action will be livestreamed online via Red Bull TV.

Published in Island News

#CliffDiving - The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Poll na Péist this summer, as the Offaly Express reports.

Also known at the Serpent’s Lair, the spectacular blowhole in the Aran Islands last hosted cliff diving’s top flight in June 2014.

Saturday 24 June will mark the third visit of the global tour to the islands since 2012, and is just one of six stops worldwide in the 2017 competition.

Reigning men’s and women’s champs Gary Hunt from the UK and Australia’s Rhiannan Iffland are expected to lead the cream of the sport to Inis Mór for the first stage of the new season before stops in Portugal, Italy, Texas, Bosnia and Chile.

The Offaly Express has more on the story HERE.

Published in Island News

#CliffDiving - The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its long-awaited return to Ireland this summer after dazzling spectators in the Aran Islands two years ago.

As the Belfast Telegraph reports, reigning champion Artem Silchenko and cliff diving's living legend Orlando Duque will be among those testing their mettle with the 27-metre dive into the Serpent’s Lair blowhole at Inis Mór on Sunday 29 June.

Also known as Poll na Peist, it's a spectacular dive described by Duque as one of the highlights of his career.

The Serpent's Lair will be the third stop in the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series that began this past weekend in Havana, Cuba, where British diver Blake Aldridge went top of the table with 200 points in a huge upset victory.

Published in Island News

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