ATTENTION ALL THRILL SEEKERS
Get ready for a surge of excitement straight from the world of fun, and semi-extreme sports!
The Døds Diving World Championship, the ultimate pinnacle of death diving, is set to make its triumphant return to its birthplace, Frognerbadet in Oslo, Norway. And in a twist that’s caught everyone off guard, VGAN is stepping up as the title sponsor for this heart-pounding event.
WHEN: SATURDAY 26. AUGUST 2023
WHERE: FROGNERBADET OSLO, NORWAY
TELEVISION: BROADCAST ON TV2 AT 17.00 CET
SMILE IT´S DØDS
The journey of Døds diving is one defined by laidback fun, characteristic style, benevolent humor, mindblowing courage, creative innovation, and a strong sense of community. Continuously defying human limitations, it manages to encapture hearts and minds across the globe. At VGAN we see Døds diving as a perfect match for us, and perfectly aligned with our values and approach to life.
THE ESSENCE OF DØDS DIVING
Drenched in history dating back to the 1970s at Oslo’s Frognerbadet pool complex, Døds Diving carries a legacy of significance. Emerging from the 10-meter platform, it was first embraced by Erling Bruno Hovden, a guitarist for Raga Rockers. This enduring legacy comes alive each year through the esteemed Bruno Award, commemorating remarkable performances in classic Døds dives.
WATCH THE 2022 HIGHLIGHT EDIT HERE:
CLASSIC OR FREESTYLE
The world of Døds diving is divided into two captivating disciplines: Classic and Freestyle. In the Classic category, athletes glide horizontally, arms and legs fully extended, aiming for a pristine entry into the water sans rotations. As they curl into a protective fetal pose just before impact, divers employ strategies to minimize impact, all while showcasing skills assessed for speed, air time, complexity, and splash. On the other hand, Freestyle introduces daring tricks and spins mid-flight, contributing to the mesmerizing allure of the sport.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE DØDS DIVING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Hailing from Oslo, Norway in 2008, the Døds Diving World Championship unveiled competitive death diving to the world. What began as a local phenomenon has morphed into a global sensation, luring daredevils from every corner of the globe.
With precision and audacity, participants plunge from staggering heights into the water, captivating a staggering crowd of 6000 onlookers along the Oslo harbor. International broadcasters such as TV2, TV2 Sport, Viasat, and ESPN have been spreading the electrifying dives to audiences worldwide.
VGAN DØDS DIVING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
VGAN takes a leap into an exciting partnership and assumes the prestigious role of title sponsor for the Døds Diving World Championship 2023.
VGAN’s reputation for innovation and boundary-pushing perfectly complements the audacious spirit of death diving. With our artistic approach harmonizing seamlessly, this collaboration promises a fresh burst of energy and novel experiences, further elevating the championship’s excitement. We’re gearing up for an unforgettable event that seamlessly intertwines innovation with the adrenaline rush of death diving.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates as we dive deeper into this exhilarating sport that constantly challenges the boundaries of possibility!