Cliff diving takes a new twist with an Opera House being used as a diving board

The Red Bull series stopped off in Copenhagen earlier this month

BY Daniel Kelly 10:52 Wednesday 29 June 2016, 10:52 29 Jun 2016

The Competition ran an event on Inis Mor in 2014. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It's one of the most picturesque sporting events in the world, and it seems to make a bigger splash every year.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is in its eighth year and is continuing to expand around the world. Already this year events have taken place in Texas and at the Copenhagen Opera House.

Despite the moniker of "Cliff Diving", the sport has brought itself to cities around the World. In the 2016 series alone, it will visit the Stari Most in Bosnia and the Signature Towers in Dubai.

The event in Copenhagen took place earlier this month, with some stunning backdrops of the Danish capital from the top of the diving board. Most of the diving boards are eight stories high.

Ireland held two events on Inis Mor in 2012 and 2014. It was not scheduled to be part of the 2016 calendar, but hopefully the divers will return to the island next year.

 

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