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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Aug 14, 2019. 10 comments

As A Formerly Decent Middle School Athlete, I Can Relate To This 13-Year-Old Who Won The European Diving Championships

As A Formerly Decent Middle School Athlete, I Can Relate To This 13-Year-Old Who Won The European Diving Championships

This week in Ukrainian diving news: 13-year-old diving prodigy Oleksii Sereda has captured gold in the 10-meter European Diving Championships in Kiev, a historic feat I would definitely be significantly more impressed with if I too had not enjoyed athletic success as a 13-year-old. Sereda finished fourth at the world championships in July, which is the same place that the Sutter Miners Eighth...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 13, 2019. 11 comments

Former Ohio State Coach Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing Underage Diver

Former Ohio State Coach Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing Underage Diver

Former Ohio State diving coach William Bohonyi was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday on two counts of sexually abusing Estee Pryor, a diver who trained with the Ohio State University Diving Club when she was underage.

Bohonyi had pleaded guilty to the two counts of sexual battery back in May. Judge Michael Holbrook handed down a two-year prison sentence for each of the charges...

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Apr 30, 2019. 17 comments

Esa Lindell Kept Diving And Diving And Then Suffered Cosmic Justice

Esa Lindell Kept Diving And Diving And Then Suffered Cosmic Justice
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Let us stipulate that diving, or flopping, is not so common in hockey as it is in some other sports we could name, nor is it generally treated with anything but outright contempt. It does exist, and it does, unfortunately often, work, but it’s not regarded with the grudging respect for its value it receives in those...

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Diana Moskovitz Diana Moskovitz Oct 03, 2018. 1 comments

Second Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Ongoing Sexual Abuse By A Coach

Second Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Ongoing Sexual Abuse By A Coach

Another lawsuit was filed earlier this week against USA Diving, saying the organization ignored repeated reports by multiple divers of ongoing sexual abuse by a coach. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, also names an Indiana club known as RipFest Diving, the man who oversaw that club, former Olympic diving coach John Wingfield, and former coach Johel Enrique Ramirez Suarez.

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Diana Moskovitz Diana Moskovitz Jul 22, 2018. 6 comments

Ohio State Report: Diving Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Said It Was Just Flirting

Ohio State Report: Diving Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Said It Was Just Flirting

Ohio State released today its investigative report into what happened when multiple people told the university in 2014 that then-assistant diving coach William Bohonyi was having a sexual relationship with a teenage diver. The documents goes over the multiple people who reported what they had heard, as well as how different Ohio State employees had different observations they wanted to...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jul 17, 2018. 2 comments

Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers

Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers

A lawsuit filed last week adds USA Diving to the list of U.S. Olympic Committee-certified national governing bodies that have allegedly enabled the abuse of young female athletes. The lawsuit, filed in an Indiana federal court, describes one coach in particular who has habitually raped his divers, and the indifference of organizations that let him escape real punishment for his actions.

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Jul 08, 2018. 14 comments

Neymar's Theatrical Diving Is Already Corrupting The Youth

Neymar's Theatrical Diving Is Already Corrupting The Youth

Following his team’s elimination from the World Cup at the hands of Brazil, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio was worried about how Neymar’s histrionics might corrupt the next generation. Those fears were well-founded, it turns out, as this clip from a Swiss club’s youth soccer training session proves:

(Translation of the tweet: “Swiss football clubs have added ‘Neymar exercises’ to ‘soccer...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke May 24, 2018. 4 comments

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Laura Wagner Laura Wagner Dec 08, 2017. 5 comments

Soccer Coach Suffers Brutal, Non-Existent Agony After A "Headbutt"

Soccer Coach Suffers Brutal, Non-Existent Agony After A "Headbutt"

FourFourTwo published this wonderful video of Defensor Sporting’s Alejandro Acevedo pretend-crashing to the ground in pretend anguish over a pretend headbutt from a linesman. Acevedo’s cronies swarmed to drag him back to his feet.

It’s a decent performance, but it doesn’t compare to this hilarious dive by a Spanish teen , or this player grabbing his opponent’s arm in order hit his...

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Dan McQuade Dan McQuade Dec 05, 2017. 9 comments

The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Failed Dive

The Sports Highlight Of The Day Is This Failed Dive

Diving is an impressive sport. Athletes train endlessly so they can nail near-perfect dives, over and over. Even at the high school level, it’s pretty cool.

Other times, a diver’s leg will give out and it’s still pretty great. Even better: As a result of this tweet, there’s now a whole thread of diving fails, which you should absolutely check out.

Per the original tweeter, this happened four...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Nov 23, 2017. 14 comments

Malaysian Diver Executes Flawless Belly Flop

Malaysian Diver Executes Flawless Belly Flop

In the prelims of the men’s 3m springboard, Ahmad Amsyar Azman tried to do a dive that, presumably, was not meant to end in a belly flop. Despite his best efforts, it ended in a belly flop.

Click here to view this tools.kinja-labs.com embed.

Here is an illustrated guide to the dive.

Everything’s fine here.

Azman first runs into trouble, and wheels his arms to try and right himself in midair.

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Oct 16, 2017. 7 comments

How The Hell Did Alberto Moreno Get Away With This Tackle?

How The Hell Did Alberto Moreno Get Away With This Tackle?

I mean, c’mon man. This is, I suppose, what happens when you have a reputation as a diver, even the obvious calls can look like acting.

Fernandinho opened the scoring in the 49th minute, and Manchester City should have had the opportunity to make it 2-0 after Moreno’s tackle, but no foul was called. Philippe Coutinho would level it up 20 minutes later and send today’s Capital One Cup final to...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Oct 14, 2017. 10 comments

The Rio Diving Pool, Which Is Still Green And Smells Like Farts, Is Closed This Morning (UPDATE)

The Rio Diving Pool, Which Is Still Green And Smells Like Farts, Is Closed This Morning (UPDATE)

On Wednesday a Rio spokesman said the green diving pool, “should go back to classic blue colour during the day.” On Friday the still-green diving pool—set to host the women’s three meter springboard prelims in fewer than four hours—was closed:

On Tuesday Rio organizers blamed the color change on a “proliferation of algae,” before explaining on Wednesday that they’d ran out of a necessary...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Oct 11, 2017. 11 comments

How Towson University Handled Its Locker Room Recording Scandal

How Towson University Handled Its Locker Room Recording Scandal

Forty days after members of the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team discovered a phone recording them in their locker room, most details about the incident remain unknown to the public. But behind the scenes, the school was working feverishly—and not always entirely effectively—to discover the facts, contain the damage, and reassure the affected students.

The university has...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Sep 06, 2017. 12 comments

This Spanish Teen's Flop Makes A Strong Case That Diving Should Be Punishable By Death

This Spanish Teen's Flop Makes A Strong Case That Diving Should Be Punishable By Death

Most dives are fine. Some dives are bad. But few dives are so egregious that you skip over the whole “Should the player get a yellow for that?” logic and instead head right to the barn for the pitchfork. Valencia youth teamer David Pascual pulled off one of those:

He’s just a kid, so he probably deserves a chance to make up for it. But maybe not.

Update [February 11th]: Well, this is awkward....

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Sep 05, 2017. 11 comments

This Is The Most Blatant Hockey Dive You'll Ever See 

This Is The Most Blatant Hockey Dive You'll Ever See 

New Jersey Devils forward Joseph Blandisi attempted a hilarious, ineffective hockey dive during tonight’s game against the Flyers.

Not only didn’t Blandisi fool the high-def cameras capturing the game, he didn’t fool the referees either, who gave him two minutes for embellishment. (The guy who originally slashed him got two minutes as well.)

I wonder what sweet meme hockey fans will come up...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Sep 05, 2017. 8 comments

These Filipino Divers Gave It Their Best Shots, And Failed Spectacularly

These Filipino Divers Gave It Their Best Shots, And Failed Spectacularly

Salute Filipino divers John David Pahoyo and John Elmerson Fabriga, because even with no experience and little support, the two athletes still competed in this year’s Southeast Asian Games. Sure, they were awful, but... well, I don’t know where I’m going with this. It’s not their faults, though.

Pahoyo and Fabriga received scores of zeroes on their individual attempts. Fabriga made the more...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Aug 31, 2017. 9 comments

This Is How Olympic Pools Are Prepared So The Water Doesn't Turn Green

This Is How Olympic Pools Are Prepared So The Water Doesn't Turn Green

On Tuesday, Olympic officials attributed the extremely green diving pool to a “proliferation of algae,” caused in part by “heat and a lack of wind.” Today, after the water polo and synchronized swimming pool also turned green , officials clarified that the issue was a drop in alkalinity in the pools. As explained by FINA, the international swimming federation:

Something Unfortunate Has...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Aug 29, 2017. 9 comments

The Olympic Diving Pool Color Progression, By Day

The Olympic Diving Pool Color Progression, By Day

As you already know, there have been some problems at the Olympic diving venue in Rio . Organizers’ desperate attempts to get the algae problem under control haven’t been too successful, and the problem has spread somewhat to the water polo pool next to it. To illustrate the problem as it’s continued this week, here is a sample of the pool water color from each day this week, along with its...

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Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Aug 25, 2017. 13 comments

Referee Screams Profanity At James Neal After Whistling Him For Embellishment 

Referee Screams Profanity At James Neal After Whistling Him For Embellishment 

Nashville Predators forward James Neal appeared to go down from little to no contact in the second period against the Bruins tonight, causing a referee to whistle for embellishment and then scream at him. “Fuck you, you’re getting a fucking embellishment” is what it sounds like on this end. To complete Neal’s karmic penalty for diving, the Bruins scored on the power play just nine...

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