The Chinese capital is getting ready to host the inaugural leg of the 2017 edition of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series, on Friday March 3-5.

68 of the world's best divers, 31 men and 37 women from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, People's Republic of Korea, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S., will be competing in this top-notch event (Start Lists).

For this first leg, Beijing landed a groundbreaking Sponsorship Agreement with vehicles manufacturer giant BMW Brilliant Automotive Ltd. The deal will apply for a period of two years - for the 2017 and 2018 editions.

BMW becomes the Official Presenting Sponsor of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series - Beijing and will provide cars to the Organising Committee. New BMW X1 xDrive 25Le iPerformance will be displayed on podium at the event.

There are 10 events on the programme and the schedule unfolds as follows:

DAY 1 – 3 March 2017 (Friday)

DAY 2 – 4 March 2017 (Saturday)

DAY 3 – 5 March 2017 (Sunday)

10m Synchro Women Final

10m Synchro Men Final

Award ceremonies

3m Synchro Women Final

3m Synchro Men Final

Award ceremonies

3m Women Semi-Final A & Semi-Final B

3m Men Semi-Final A & Semi-Final B

3m Women Final

3m Men Final

3m Mixed Synchro Final

Award ceremonies

10m Women Semi-Final A & Semi-Final B

10m Men Semi-Final A & Semi-Final B

10m Women Final

10m Men Final

10m Mixed Synchro Final

Award ceremonies 

You can closely follow LIVE all the results of this meet on the FINA app, which launched the diving section today.

All finals in Beijing will be live streamed on FINATv.

Last year's edition was led by diving powerhouse China, who topped the ranking of the men's 3 and 10m as well as the women's 3m. Canada with Roseline Filion was the best in the women's 10m. China also clinched the best results in all the synchronised and mixed events to the exception of the men's 3m synchro won by Ukraine.

Check out 2016 results and rankings

Diving World Series 2017 calendar

1. Beijing (CHN) - March 3-5
2. Guangzhou City (CHN) March 9-11
3. Kazan (RUS) March 31- April 2
4. Windsor (CAN) April 21-23