Paris will host the second leg of this year's World Series of cliff-diving, a sport that has now found a home and a following far from any cliffs.
The Paris event, on June 18th, follows a first leg in Boston on June 3; the last event will be in Polignano, Italy on July 2.
Divers will jump into the Seine from a specially-built tower, with the men jumping from a height of 27 metres and the women from 21 metres. The tallest Olympic dive is 10 metres. Divers reach speeds of more than 55 mph.
Judges rate the divers on each of four tries, with the winner determined by total points.