From Woody Franklin, former About.com Guide
In August of 2008, the world's best divers will meet in Beijing for the sports most coveted award - an Olympic gold medal. Medals in eight events will be awarded to 12 of the most accomplished divers on the planet. The Chinese are the favorites and have had a stranglehold on the Olympic hardware for the past 20 years, but Canada, Australia, Germany and Russia all have capable divers who could upset the Chinese in their own backyard. Oh, and the U.S., they may be poised to move back to the forefront of international diving!
Learn About Olympic Diving
No easy voluntaries here, this is the big leagues. Explore the rules for Olympic diving and how you can get a start toward your Olympic dream.
- What is Olympic Diving
- The Rules and Judging of Olympic Diving
- Learn to Dive: Lessons for the Beginner to Elite
- Your Road to the Olympic Team
- Olympic Diving Schedule
It's a tough road to the Olympics. Hours and hours of practice, sacrifices by the athlete and their family, and a burning desire to be the best. Here are their stories.
- Top American Divers
- Top International Divers
- Medal Predictions
- Where Are They Now?
- 2008 U.S. Olympic Diving Team - Who Is On The Team?
Olympic Diving History
Diving has a grand Olympic tradition, filled with many interesting characters and exciting moments. A better understanding of the present can be aided by looking to the past. What is a double-double? Which country has the longest string of gold medal winners? Who provided the biggest upset in Olympic diving history? It's all here at your fingertips.
- An Illustrated History of Diving
- Past Olympic Medalists
- Greatest Moments in Diving
- Biggest Controversies in Diving
- A Brief History of Olympic Diving
- Dominating the Competition - Divers Who Bring Home The Hardware
- Which Female Diver Has Won the Most Olympic Medals?
- Which Male Diver Has Won the Most Olympic Medals?
Diving Action Image Galleries
From Greg Louganis to Fu Mingxia, check out these divers in action. Look closely, you might get a glimpse of a few of divers who will grace the podium in Beijing.