The 14th FINA Diving Grand Prix 2008 starts on January 18, 2008 in Madrid (ESP) and will be contested over seven meets until its conclusion on June 15 in Rome (ITA). Since its creation in 1995, this circuit has been staged in a group of distinguished diving countries on various continents. As a result, the event promotes awareness about which nations are renowned for the sport, which has been an Olympic discipline for men since 1904 and for women since 1912.
When it comes to hosting this competition, the fidelity of certain countries is worth recognition. Germany, Canada, Russia, Spain, and the United States of America, for example, have hosted Grand Prix meets since the first edition. China and Italy have missed only one year and two years respectively. Mexico too, deserves acknowledgement for having hosted 14 times. Accordingly, there has been a remarkable prevalence of champions from these nations in not only the FINA Diving Grand Prix, but also the FINA Diving World Cup, FINA Diving World Series and the diving competitions of the FINA World Championships and the Olympic Games.
• January 18-20 Madrid (ESP)
• Feb. 29 – March 2 Shenzhen (CHN)
• April 10-13 Moscow (RUS)
• May 1-4 Montreal (CAN)
• May 8-11 Ft. Lauderdale (USA)
• June 6-8 Rostock (GER)
• June 13-15 Rome (ITA)
Since 2002, when synchronised diving was added to the competition, the FINA Diving Grand Prix is comprised of the following events: 3m Springboard (Men and Women); 10m Platform (Men and Women); 3m Springboard Svnchro (Men and Women); 10m Platform Synchro (Men and Women).
Winners are determined by the number of points they accumulate throughout the competition, which are awarded according to their place and rank.
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