Gary Hunt of the UK dives from the 27 metre platform on the roof of the Opera House during fifth stop at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 25, 2018.
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Cliff Diving

Everything you need to know about Red Bull Cliff Diving in Copenhagen

The third Red Bull Cliff Diving event of the 2022 season is happening in the Danish capital on July 16. Here’s all the key info, from who’s diving to when and how to watch.
Written by Chris Magill
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With two exciting competitions already in the books, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is now taking a break for a few weeks before heading to Copenhagen, Denmark, in July. Here's everything you need to know about the season's third stop.
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How to watch Red Bull Cliff Diving in Copenhagen

This event will be broadcast live and exclusively on ESPN+ in the US. It will also be available to watch live outside of the US on Red Bull TV on July 16 at 3pm CEST (1pm BST), as well as on our Facebook and YouTube channels.
The first day of competition will also be live on Red Bull’s global TikTok channel on July 15 at 2pm CEST (12pm BST).
Catalin Preda of Romania and Rhiannan Iffland of Australia celebrate after their win at the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Paris, France on June 18, 2022.
Catalin Preda and Rhiannan Iffland celebrate in Paris
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Where will the diving take place?

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Copenhagen for the fifth time since 2013, but this year will be the first time the women display their skills in the Danish capital. With the platforms mounted on the cantilever roof of The Royal Danish Opera House on the island of Holmen in the heart of Copenhagen, the view of the city is spectacular.
Gary Hunt of the UK dives from the 27 metre platform on the roof of the Opera House during the fifth stop at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 25, 2018.
Cliff diving in front of Amalienborg Palace
Cliff diving has come a long way in the past decade. Find out more about the sport's origins and progression here.
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Who will be competing in Copenhagen?

There will be 12 men and 12 women lining up to compete in Copenhagen from the 27m and 21m platforms. These include the 16 permanent athletes who will appear at every stop this season, along with eight wildcard divers.
In the men's category, it was Gary Hunt who came out on top last time the World Series stopped here in 2018. Back then, the nine-time champion was on the comeback trail following a slow start to the season, and while two runner-up spots so far this year can't be considered sluggish, the Frenchman will be keen to get a first victory under his belt.
Once again, though, Hunt is guaranteed to come up against a strong challenge from one or more of his three main rivals. Romania's Catalin Preda was in record-breaking form at the second stop in Paris, posting the highest-ever overall competition score on his way to a commanding victory, while compatriot Constantin Popovici proved he was back in business with a podium place.
Catalin Preda of Romania dives from the 27.5 metre platform during the final competition day of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Paris, France on June 18, 2022.
Catalin Preda produced the best cliff diving performance ever in Paris
England's Aidan Heslop wasn't at his Boston-best in the French capital, but the youngster has just as much bite as the 'Romanian sharks' when he's on form.
Meanwhile, with one win each at the first two stops, it looks like an exciting title fight is bubbling up between Rhiannan Iffland and Molly Carlson as the women prepare to leap from The Royal Danish Opera House for the first time.
Canadian Carlson landed the first blow in Boston, securing a maiden victory to cement her status as one of the sport's rising stars. But five-time champion Iffland went full send in the Seine, discovering her dominant form again to return to winning ways.
(L-R) Molly Carlson, Rhiannan Iffland and Eleanor Smart celebrate during the final competition day of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Paris, France on June 18, 2022.
Rhiannan Iffland was back on top in France
Find out more about the divers here.
The four male and female wildcards for this event will be confirmed and updated here shortly.
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The cliff diving season so far

With only two stops out of eight this season already in the books, there's still a long way to go yet. But, if those first competitions are anything to go by, cliff diving fans look set to be treated to a pair of exciting title battles.
Following his recent victory, Preda leads the overall standings, 10 points ahead of second-placed Hunt, while Iffland and Carlson are both tied at the top of the women's.
This year it's a all about staging cliff diving events with a view. Following the Boston season opener, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicked off a European capital city tour in Paris right beside the Eiffel Tower. After a few weeks' break, the athletes will next be diving against the beautiful Amalienborg Palace backdrop in Copenhagen.
Rounding off the capital cruise in August will be Oslo, Norway, where another Opera House and the longest platform in history will provide the stage as the divers battle for crucial championship points.
Gary Hunt of France dives from the 27 metre platform at the Oslo Opera House during the final competition day of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Exhibition in Oslo, Norway on August 14, 2021.
The record-breaking Oslo platform was used at an exhibition event in 2021
Then the World Series will continue onto three classic locations – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in late August, before Sisikon in Switzerland and Italy’s Polignano a Mare in September.
Finally, Iffland will be dreaming of a majestic homecoming at the season finale in Sydney, Australia. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and the iconic Harbour Bridge, the sport's biggest names will battle it out one final time from the purpose-built platforms before the 2022 champions are crowned.
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2022 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series calendar

  • June 4, Boston, USA - watch the highlights here
  • June 18 – Paris, France
  • July 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • August 13 – Oslo, Norway
  • August 27 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • September 11 – Sisikon, Switzerland
  • September 25 – Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • October 15 – Sydney, Australia
Don't miss the season's third stop in Copenhagen on July 16. The event will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV.
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