Olympian Greg Louganis to officiate 2019 Cliff Diving World Series

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Posted at Mar 19 2019 07:32 PM

Olympian Greg Louganis to officiate 2019 Cliff Diving World Series 1
Diving legend Greg Louganis. Handout photo

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will again become the top official for this year’s Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series - Season 11, which will kick off on April 12 in the Small and Big Lagoons of Miniloc Island in El Nido, Palawan.

Louganis will serve as sports director for the cliff diving competition.

"I am honored to be back this year on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. I look forward to another exciting year," he said.

Louganis was first named as the tournament's sports director back in 2017.

"I was invited as a judge on the tour years ago," he shared. "Then after the passing of my dear friend and former Olympic competitor Niki Stajkovic, who was the original sports director, Red Bull reached out to me and asked if I could step into the role."

As Red Bull Cliff Diving’s sports director, Louganis oversees every athletic and logical aspect of the competition. This ensures that all safety measures are met, in addition to the implementation of consistent competition rules across all the competitors.

"Some of the safety measures we look for is if the diving heights meet the standard requirements for 27 meters for the men and 21 meters for the women,” he said. "Also, that there is at least 5 meters water depth which the divers would be diving in."

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