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.
Following the 2016 season kick-off at Possum Kingdom Lake, a remote cliff location in Texas, the men will this weekend return to a city setting when they tackle the 28m platform atop Copenhagen's famous Opera House.
In a sport where even the tiniest of variables can have major consequences, could the cooler climate and bustling urban scenery of this most northerly stop on the season calendar affect the mentality and physical performance of the world's best divers?
Sergio Guzman wraps up warm and summons up all his concentration for the first training session.
Artem Silchenko soaks up the city scenery while standing high above the water on the 28m platform.
Sergio Guzman and Alessandro De Rose take a good look at their 'office' for the next few days.
"Some of the conditions here make it a little bit of a tougher competition. The platform is a little bit higher, the water's colder. But actually moving from the cliffs to this urban setting isn't a huge deal" - Steven LoBue.
No pain, no gain - Blake Aldridge loosens the limbs with a vigorous massage.
Baby it's Kohl outside - Luxembourg's Alain Kohl chills out between dives.
Music and cliff divers...what more could the locals ask for with their food?
Jonathan Paredes captures the moment with (L-R) Alain Kohl, Orlando Duque and Alessandro De Rose.
Michal Navratil prepares his body for a 28m leap into the cold Copenhagen waters.
Never one to relax, this is the only way that Navratil knows how to put his feet up.
Against the magnificent city backdrop, Artem Silchenko fires himself into the Danish air for the first time.
Watch every twist, tuck and somersault with live coverage on Red Bull TV and www.redbullcliffdiving.com this Saturday, from 12.20 PM GMT.