It is an interesting decision by team management, given most Europe’s Olympic qualifiers have chosen to continue their preparations away from the broadcast cameras.

The France diving squad includes Alexis Jandard, who won 3m silver at the Olympic test event last month, and former British world high diving champion, turned French synchronised 10m diver Gary Hunt.

Other key ones to watch include 2022 European silver medallists Sofiia Lyskun of Ukraine (10m platform) and Sweden’s Emilia Nilsson Garip (1m and 3m springboard).

Two defending champions, in the form of Britain’s Amy Rollinson and Desharne Bent-Ashmeil as well as Oleg Kolodiy and Danylo Nonovalov of Ukraine (women’s and men’s synchronised 3m springboard) will aim to back up their successes at the 2023 European Games.

The star-studded event, which takes place at the Serbian Institute for Sports between 17-23 June, will also see a host of other major medallists seek to sustain continental success.

Scheduled Finals at Belgrade 2024:

Day One - Mon 17 June

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15:30 (CET) – Mixed Team Event

This event will offer many younger competitors an opportunity to gain major event experience and it will feature five nations, including; defending champions Ukraine and 2023 European Games bronze medallists Spain, as well as Sweden, Germany and Armenia.

Day Two – Tue 18 June

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15:30 (CET) – Mixed Synchronised 10m Platform Final

Carlos Camacho Del Hoyo and Valeria Antolino who won mixed team bronze medals at last year’s Europeans, are likely to be gold medal contenders in this final, which also features emerging talents from Germany and Ukraine.

17:45 (CET) – Women’s 1m Springboard Final

Emilia Nilsson Garip will begin her bid for a first European title, while 2022 World junior gold and bronze medallist – Lotti Hubert of Germany and Tilly Brown of Great Britain – will also be seeking to show their potential to challenge for senior success.

Day Three – Wednesday, 19 June: 

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15:30 (CET) – Mixed Synchronised 3m Springboard Final

This is set to be an eight-strong team final featuring pairs from Great Britain, Georgia, Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine.

Emilia Nilsson Garip and Elias Petersen of Sweden claimed bronze in the event 12 months ago at the 2023 European Games and are likely to push for the podium again, along with British European medal-winning divers Ben Cutmore and Desharne Bent-Ashmeil.

17:45 (CET) – Women’s 10m Platform Final

With the last two 10m winners of the European Championships – Britain’s Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Eden Cheng – both missing the event, 2019 champion Sofiia Lyskun will be the odds-on favourite for glory.

Spain’s Anna Carvajal and Valeria Antolino – 2023 synchronised bronze medallists are ones-to-watch, while French pair Jade Gillet and former gymnast turned diver Emily Hallifax will be looking for strong performances ahead of their home Olympic Games.

Day Four – Thursday, 20 June:

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15:30 (CET) – Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard Final

Defending champions Amy Rollinson and Desharne Bent-Ashmeil, who also claimed world junior silver in 2022, will be the favourites and have added motivation after missing out on Olympic selection for the Paris 2024 Team GB line-up.

World junior 1m gold medallist Lotti Hubert of Germany teams up with Jana Rother, with French duo Naïs Gillet and Juliette Landi likely to form another strong pairing.

17:45 (CET) – Men’s 1m Springboard Final

World and European junior medallist Matteo Santoro – who has also claimed three senior World silver medallist in mixed events – is a rising start of the sport.

Although the Italians have not made the Italian squad for Paris 2024, he is on track to be a major force at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in four years' time and will look to provide further evidence of his undoubted talent here.

Jonathan Schauer of Germany is a reigning World junior 3m silver medallist and is joined by experienced team-mate Alexander Lube in this event.

Keep an eye out also for Britain’s Matthew Dixon. He was once dubbed the ‘new Tom Daley’ but after injury struggles and battles with his mental health the diver now looks to be returning to career best form, after converting from platform to springboard disciplines.

Day Five – Friday, 21 June

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15:30 (CET) – Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final

With Ukraine’s individual 2022 European champion Oleksii Sereda opting to continue his Olympic preparations in Turkey, his traditional synchronised partner Kirill Boliuk will line up with Mark Hrytsenko.

They finished second at the Olympic test event in Paris last month, with French pair Gary Hunt and Lois Szymczak – who are also competing in Belgrade – third.

Pairings from Armenia, Austria, Spain, Great Britain, Germany and Italy will also contest this final.

17:45 (CET) – Women’s 3m Springboard Final

Many of the divers lining up for the women’s 1m event will return for the Olympic 3m discipline, with Sweden’s Emilia Nilsson Garip – winner of silver in 2023 – again the leading name in a strong field.

Britain’s Amy Rollinson is perhaps better known for her performances in synchronised competitions but she claimed 1m bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and should be among the contenders here.

Luísa Arco, who uses the pronouns they / them, won a historic European 1m bronze for Portugal at last year’s European Junior Championships and will look to further her development alongside senior rivals from across the continent.

Day Six – Saturday, 22 June

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15:30 (CET) – Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final

Ukraine’s seven-time European medallist Kseniia Bailo partners Sofiia Lyskun to create a pairing who are likely to be strong title contenders. 

Anna Carvajal and Valeria Antolino, bronze medallists for Spain in 2023, are also likely to be pushing for the podium in a final which also includes France, Greece and Romania. 

17:45 (CET) – Men’s 3m Springboard Final

This is likely one of the most highly contested events of the Belgrade 2024 diving programme.

Frenchman Alexis Jandard ‘accidently’ became one of the most recognisable divers in the world earlier this year after slipping during his take-off at an inauguration event for the new Paris 2024 Aquatics Centre.

It was a moment which went viral and resulted in a call from President Macron who had been watching on at the time.

Jandard has since claimed silver at the Olympic test event – in the same venue – and will seek a maiden European title in Serbia. 

His synchronised partner Jules Bouyer was fourth individually last year, while Matteo Santoro of Italy and Matej Nevescanin will aim to add senior solo honours to their junior successes.

Day Seven – Sunday, 23 June:

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15:30 (CET) – Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard Final

This 10-team-strong event features the defending champions from Ukraine – Oleg Kolodiy and Danylo Nonovalov – who will be a tough act to beat.

However, the French pair Alexis Jandard and Jules Bouyer have made significant improvements since finishing third at the 2023 European Games and should not be discounted.

The rest of the field – Austria, Croatia, Spain, Britain, Italy, Poland and Serbia – are by-in-large something of an unknown quantity at this level, with many nations using the event to test new pairings ahead of the next Olympic Games cycle.

17:45 (CET) – Men’s 10m Platform Final

The week of dramatic diving contests will conclude – as tradition dictates – with the sport’s blue-ribband event, the men’s 10m platform final.

GB’s Robbie Lee secured three medals at the 2022 World Junior Diving Championships before stepping up to senior success and silver in this discipline at the 2023 Europeans.

He was however then beaten in the European Junior Championships later that year by Ukraine’s Danylo Avanesov and their renewed rivalry should make for a fascinating watch.

Britain’s Ben Cutmore claimed a shock individual 10m bronze at the 2022 Europeans and is aiming to prove he is back to medal-winning form after struggling to find consistency in 2023.

Home fans will be keen to see the progress of their 15-year-old Aleksa Teofilović, who is part of the 15-strong line-up on the final day of diving action at Belgrade 2024.