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Today is the day! Despite the problems it has faced, Montreal is ready. See link below for website:

XI FINA World Championships

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I've read in an article that these have been the worst worldchampionships of the last years.. it has questioned if it could be cancelled as the city of Montreal wasn't ready to host it..

in addiction the 80% of tickets remains unsold..

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I've read in an article that these have been the worst worldchampionships of the last years.. it has questioned if it could be cancelled as the city of Montreal wasn't ready to host it..

in addiction the 80% of tickets remains unsold..

How can it be the "worst", when it hasn't even started yet?  ???

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I've read in an article that these have been the worst worldchampionships of the last years.. it has questioned if it could be cancelled as the city of Montreal wasn't ready to host it..

in addiction the 80% of tickets remains unsold..

How can it be the "worst", when it hasn't even started yet?  ???

I mean the organisation..

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I mean the organisation..

Organizing the event is one thing; operating it is another thing. Sure, it had major ups-and-downs, but it doesn't mean that the event itself won't run smoothly.

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I don't say that it would surely translate in a bad operating..

but the frightening high percentage of tickets unsold and the poor public support should you think over it..

otherwise we will see..

best wishes for a great championship :;):

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does anyone know who to find results on that stupid website

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Well, it seems that the CBC is covering it. Just now, it is doing a "re-broadcast" of the opening ceremony.

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Final results so far:

Women's 10m Synchro Platform Diving

1. JIA Tong/YUAN Pei Lin (China)

2. Loudy Tourky/Chantelle Newbery (Australia)

3. Meaghan Benfeito/Roseline Filion (CANADA)

Men's 3m Synchro Springboard Diving

1. HE Chong/WANG Feng (China)

2. Tobias Schellenberg/Andreas Wels (Germany)

3. Justin & Troy Dumais (USA)

Women's 1m Springboard Diving

1. Blythe Hartley (CANADA)

2. WU Min Xia (China)

3. Heike Fischer (Germany)

Men's 3m Springboard Diving

1. Alexandre Despatie (CANADA)

2. Troy Dumais (USA)

3. HE Chong (China)

Women's 5km Open Water Swimming

1. Larisa Ilchenko (Russia)

2. Margy Keefe (USA)

3. Edith Van Dijk (Netherlands)

Men's 5km Open Water Swimming

1. Thomas Lurz (Germany)

2. Chip Peterson (USA)

3. Simone Ercoli (Italy)

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the finals for the diving event were completely sold out, there wasn't an empty seat anywhere, hopefully this continues into other events

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the finals for the diving event were completely sold out, there wasn't an empty seat anywhere, hopefully this continues into other events

I'm pretty sure that those swimming events are going to have crowds.

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Alexandre Despatie broke the World Record in the Men's 3m Springboard Diving and its not even his best event, hopefully he can do tha same in the Platform.

he's not completing in platform

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Does anyone know if these championships will be broadcast on American TV?

I'll go ahead and answer my own question here. Fox College Sports is showing nightly recap shows from Montreal. Sadly, for me at least, it seems to be a mainly digital cable-only network.

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Next final results:

Women's 10m Platform Diving

1. Laura Ann Wilkinson (USA)

2. Loudy Tourky (Australia)

3. JIA Tong (China)

Free Routine Combination Synchro Swimming

1. Russian Federation

2. Japan

3. Spain

Women's 10km Open Water Swimming

1. Edith Van Dijk (Netherlands)

2. Federica Vitale (Italy)

3. Britta Kamrau (Germany)

Men's 10km Open Water Swimming

1. Chip Peterson (USA)

2. Thomas Lurz (Germany)

3. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria)

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There has been zero news on this in the Oz media - Foxtel even have their coverage listed as next week in the TV guides...  and we have won two silvers... whoops!

Hang on - I get it - swimming hasnt started yet - thus the little to no news...

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There has been zero news on this in the Oz media - Foxtel even have their coverage listed as next week in the TV guides...  and we have won two silvers... whoops!

Hang on - I get it - swimming hasnt started yet - thus the little to no news...

Let's face it pup...diving barely creates a ripple here except if we win gold (sorry, bad pun). And even Chantelle Newberry's Athens gold medal didn't get as much coverage as other Aussie gold medallists in higher profile sports.

Is Nine covering the championships?

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Next final results:

Women's 10m Platform Diving

1. Laura Ann Wilkinson (USA)

2. Loudy Tourky (Australia)

3. JIA Tong (China)

Free Routine Combination Synchro Swimming

1. Russian Federation

2. Japan

3. Spain

Women's 10km Open Water Swimming

1. Edith Van Dijk (Netherlands)

2. Federica Vitale (Italy)

3. Britta Kamrau (Germany)

Men's 10km Open Water Swimming

1. Chip Peterson (USA)

2. Thomas Lurz (Germany)

3. Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria)

guardian, there have been no sncyro medals yet, the first ones today with the solo final, than tomorrow is the duet final, and sunday is the team final

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holy crap Despaties! our dude! he's outstanding in Montreal......imagine all those medals he could be winning for Canada in 2008! :help:

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Montreal - Chelsea Davis of the United States was taken to hospital after cracking her head on the diving board during the preliminary round of three-metre springboard event at the world swimming championships on Friday.

The 17-year-old struck the board and then tumbled into the pool. She lay motionless face down in water with blood streaming from her nose as coaches jumped in to her assistance.

Davis was taken to the on-site medical centre and immediately transferred to a Montreal hospital.

Jacob Gamache, a diving communications assistant, said Davis was conscious when she was taken from the pool.

It was the first major international competition for the promising teenager whose best result to date is a fourth in the three-metre synchronised event at the FINA grand prix.

Here's a picture - it's nasty http://za.today.reuters.com/genImag....ze=full

:( so sad

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guardian, there have been no sncyro medals yet, the first ones today with the solo final, than tomorrow is the duet final, and sunday is the team final

OOPS!  :blush:

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More final results:

Men's 1m Springboard Diving

1. Alexandre Despatie (CANADA)

2. XU Xiang (China)

3. WANG Feng (China)

Women's 3m Springboard Diving

1. GUO Jingjing (China)

2. WU Min Xia (China)

3. Tania Cagnotto (Italy)

Solo Synchronized Swimming

1. Virgine Dedieu (France)

2. Natalia Ischenko (Russia)

3. Gemma Mengual (Spain)

Duet Synchronized Swimming

1. Anastasia Davydova/Anastasia Ermakova (Russia)

2. Gemma Mengual/Paola Tirados (Spain)

3. Saho Harada/Emiko Suzuki (Japan)

Women's 25km Open Water Swimming

1. Edith Van Dijk (Netherlands)

2. Britta Kamrau (Germany)

3. Laura La Piana (Italy)

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