Thursday, May 16, 2019

Eurosport to broadcast Diving World Series finale

Eurosport has partnered with British Swimming to deliver live, uninterrupted coverage of the FINA Diving World Series finale in London from 17-19 May.

A Great Britain team including Olympic champion Jack Laugher and world champion Tom Daley will take on the best in world at the London Aquatics Centre, bringing back fond memories of London 2012.

Returning to the British capital for the first time in four years, the event will see the overall World Series champions crowned, with both Daley and Laugher in contention. Last time out in Montreal Daley struck gold in the individual 10m platform, showing he’s rounding into form just at the right time, whilst Laugher bagged silver.

Now firmly established as one of the best diving nations in the world, the GB team is full of quality, with Olympic bronze medallist Dan Goodfellow partnering Laugher in the Men’s 3m Synchro, whilst Daley will line-up alongside regular partner Grace Reid in the mixed event and rising star Matty Lee in the Men’s 10m Synchro.

With the event running across three days, Eurosport 2 will bring sports fans live coverage of every single dive. Coverage will also be streamed live and on demand on Eurosport Player, available online and mobile so fans can enjoy the action anytime, anywhere.

Of this new partnership with Eurosport, British Swimming Chief Executive Jack Buckner said:

“We’re delighted that Eurosport have come on board to help us deliver this showcase event. It’s great that we’ve been able to bring the FINA Diving World Series back to London after a four year absence and are expecting the event to provide a fitting finale to the 2019 series; we’re glad to have Eurosport working with us to tell the story.”

Jamie Steward, Senior Director of Production and Broadcast said:

“As an Official Olympic Broadcaster we are excited to add the Diving World Series from London to our portfolio of Olympic programming, alongside events such as the IAAF Athletics Diamond League and the UCI Cycling World Track Championships. Great Britain have enjoyed great success in recent years and we are thrilled to be able to partner with British Swimming to showcase the best divers GB has to offer. Our aim is to deliver great content to a passionate UK audience as we head towards Tokyo 2020.”

Detailed Event schedule:

Friday 17 May: 12:00 until 14:00

Friday 17 May: 19:00 until 21:00

Saturday 18 May: 10:00 until 13:00

Saturday 18 May: 17:00 until 20:00

Sunday 19 May: 10:00 until 13:00

Sunday 19 May: 17:00 until 20:00

The full event schedule can be found here

*Article courtesy of Brirtish Swimming.