Red Bull Cliff Diving cancels 2020 World Series and focuses on 2021 season
In the light of health concerns and advice from the authorities, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series season has been suspended for 2020. We trust that this decision will be understood and respected by everyone.
All efforts and energy are focused on an outstanding 2021 season, when elite divers as well as young up-and-coming talent will once again wow the crowds with their breathtaking free-falls from up to 27m.
We remain hopeful of staging a standalone event in Australia in appreciation of our loyal fans and to grant the planet's finest divers a chance to showcase their supreme acrobatic skills.
Red Bull Australia are doing everything they can to be prepared to host the event in Sydney, November 2020. The safety of the public, the divers, the crew and all others involved is the number one priority and, along with government advice, will ultimately determine the possibility of doing so closer to the date.
Athletes representing 18 different nations, including reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (FRA), will lead the world's oldest extreme sport to new heights in 2021, as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns stronger and ready to inspire fans around the world again.
Ahead of the first training session from the Raouché rocks, Colombia's Orlando Duque and Rhiannan Ifflandof Australia embarked on a sightseeing tour across Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. On this trip they did not only learn about Lebanese hospitality but also the typicalities that make this city such a special place.
The duo's intention was to jump in a taxi and get to their favourite diving spot via the fastest possible route. The chosen cab driver nodded when they asked if he knew the drop off place and both Iffland and Duque felt they were in experienced hands and they'd be diving in no time. Far from it!
They received the full service tour through the ancient city of Byblos including a souk visit, traditional Lebanese food as well as some bonus passengers before reaching their rocky take off spot above the Mediterranean Sea.
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