Following four stops in Europe, the World Series leaps over the Atlantic into the second half of the season and touches down in one of America's oldest cities – Boston, Massachusetts. This sports-mad city proved its nickname in 2012 when more than 40,000 spectators came to watch the world's top athletes climb to the top of the 90-foot-high Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier to put on an exhibition of their own.
One athlete who bade farewell with a place amongst the finalists in 2012 will watch the competition from the eight-storey platform with a new perspective this year – 47-year-old Slava Polyeshchuk, of Ukraine, is a World Series veteran and will make his first appearance as a judge at the US stop.
After US diver David Colturi took his first ever podium in front of his home crowd last year, he and the high diving elite will once again try to propel their performances towards perfection in the latest 'exhibit' at a place of inspiration and imagination.
Gates will open at 1pm (local time) on Sunday, August 25, ahead of the start of the competition at 2pm.