Diving was first introduced in the official programme of the Summer Olympic Games at the 1904 Games of St. Louis and has been an Olympic sport since. It was known as “fancy diving” for the acrobatic stunts performed by divers during the dive (such as somersaults and twists). This discipline of Aquatics, along with swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo, is regulated and supervised by the International Swimming Federation (FINA), the international federation (IF) for aquatic sports.
The first Olympic diving events were contested by men and consisted of a platform diving event (“fancy high diving”) and also a plunge for distance event, which heralded victorious the diver who could reach the farthest underwater, while remaining motionless after a ground-level standing dive. At the 1908 Olympics Game, men’s springboard diving was added to the program replacing the plunge for distance, regarded as uninteresting. Women’s diving debut happened at the 1912 Olympics Game in the platform event and was expanded to springboard diving at the 1920 Olympics Game. A parallel platform diving event for men, called “plain high diving”, was presented at the Games of the V Olympiad. No acrobatic moves were allowed, only a simple straight dive off the platform. It was last contested at the 1924 Olympics Game after which it was merged with “fancy high diving” into one competition renamed “highboard diving” (or just “high diving”).
By the time of the 1996 Olympics Game, the diving events were exactly the same as in 1928 (2 men’s and 2 women’s events). However, four years later in Sydney, the inclusion of a synchronized diving variant for the springboard and platform events elevated the list up to eight events (4 men’s and 4 women’s events).
Another important change to the sport occurred at the 1984 Olympics Game, when China first competed, after boycotting the previous games due to the political status of Taiwan. China has become the dominant diving power and accumulated 40 gold medals since 1984.
Olympics Game 2021 Participating Nations List:
Below is a list of all the countries that the International Olympic Committee currently recognizes as National Olympic Committees.
Five countries have been represented at all Olympics Game 2021 – Greece, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, and Australia, though not always as part of official teams. Even though they boycotted the 1956 Olympics, Switzerland is on this list – they had competed in the equestrian events several months earlier in Stockholm. France did not send a team to the 1904 Games, but alone, Frenchman did compete for the USA and a mixed team. Also, in 1896 Great Britain competed as part of the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,’ while Australia participated in 1908 and 1912 as part of a combined Australasia team with New Zealand. Therefore, only Greece has participated under its own flag in all modern summer Olympic Games out of these five nations.
As per the information that we have, the following nations are participating. There might be certain changes in the coming future.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Argentina||Armenia||Australia||Austria|
|Zambia||Bhutan||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Botswana||Brazil|
|British Virgin Islands||Bulgaria||Burkina Faso||Burundi||Cameroon|
|Colombia||Cook Islands||Costa Rica||Croatia||Cuba|
|Cyprus||Czech Republic||Democratic Republic of the Congo||Denmark||Djibouti|
|Dominica||Dominican Republic||Ecuador||Egypt||El Salvador|
|New Zealand||Nicaragua||Niger||Nigeria||North Macedonia|
|Norway||Pakistan||Panama||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay|
|Qatar||Romania||Rwanda||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Samoa|
|San Marino||São Tomé and Príncipe||Saudi Arabia||Senegal||Serbia|
|South Korea||Spain||Sri Lanka||Suriname||Sweden|
|Thailand||Togo||Tonga||Trinidad and Tobago||Tunisia|
The Venue for the present chapter for the summer Olympics archery is Yumenoshima Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Olympics Game 2021 Venue List Of Events:
Heritage Zone Venues:
Equestrian Park – Equestrian
Kokugikan Arena – Boxing
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza – Modern Pentathlon, Badminton
Nippon Budokan – Judo, Karate
New National Stadium – Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football Final
Tokyo International Forum – Weightlifting
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Table Tennis
Tokyo Stadium – Football, Modern Pentathlon, Rugby
Yoyogi National Stadium – Handball
Tokyo Bay Zone Venues:
Aomi Urban Sports Venue – Basketball 3×3, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing
Ariake Arena – Volleyball
Ariake Tennis Park – Tennis
Ariake Urban Sports Park – BMX Freestyle
Canoe Slalom Course – Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Dream Island Archery Field – Archery
Makuhari Messe Hall A – Taekwondo, Wrestling
Makuhari Messe Hall B – Fencing
Odaiba Marine Park – Triathlon, Marathon Swimming
Aquatics Centre – Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming
BMX Course – BMX Cycling
Gymnastic Centre – Gymnastics
Sea Forest Cross-Country Course – Equestrian Eventing
Sea Forest Waterway – Rowing, Canoe/Kayak Sprint
Seaside Park Hockey Stadium – Hockey
Shiokaze Park – Beach Volleyball
Tatsumi International Swimming Centre – Water Polo
Asaka Shooting Range – Shooting
Enoshima Yacht Harbour – Sailing
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium – Baseball, Softball
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium – Football
International Stadium Yokohama – Football
Izu Mountain Bike Course – Mountain Cycling
Izu Velodrome – Track Cycling
Kasumigaseki Country Club – Golf
Miyagi Stadium – Football
Saitama Stadium – Football
Saitama Super Arena – Basketball
Sapporo Dome – Football
Tsurigasaki Beach Surfing Venue – Surfing
Yokohama Stadium – Baseball, Softball
Source Information: Wikipedia