Tom Daley - Diving Superstar




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TomDaley - Grey Speedos




TomDaley - Olympian




Tom - Fully Clothed Diving

As Tom slowly loses his 'cute', boyish looks and his champion status, he seems prepared to perform ever more bizarre stunts for the press - as these three new photos appear to show.





Tom - 'Wet-Top' - Handstand





Tom - 'Wet-Top'





National Diving Championships in Leeds - June 2011





National Diving Championships in Leeds - June 2011






National Diving Championships in Leeds - June 2011





Tom - looking 'tall'





Tom Diving





Tom - in the pool





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai 




Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai






Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - FINA World Championships - Shanghai





Tom Daley - Taking the Sun






Tom Daley - On the Board





Tom Dives in the Aquatics Centre Pool - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 metre swimming pools and a 25 metre diving pool, which will be one of the main venues of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the London 2012 Summer Paralympics.
Designed by Pritzker Prizewinning architect Zaha Hadid, the centre is located in the Olympic Park at Stratford in east London.
With its distinctive architecture and curved roof, it will be the first venue visitors see upon entering the Olympic Park.




Tom Dives in the Aquatics Centre Pool - Wednesday, July 27, 2011




Tom Dives in the Aquatics Centre Pool - Wednesday, July 27, 2011





London Olympic Aquatics Centre








Tom Daley - Interview ?
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Tom Daley - Aprehensive




Tom Daley - Portrait



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Tom Daley in Wax




Tom Daley
World Cup 10 Metre Synchronised Platform


After Britain’s Olympic poster boy and his diving partner, Pete Waterfield, finished a disappointing seventh in the World Cup 10 metre synchronised ­platform event here, British Diving’s defiant performance director, Alexei Evangulov, had more home truths for Daley and his handlers, insisting:
“Maybe now people will trust me because I’m an expert.”
Russia’s former head coach had caused a major stir by suggesting Daley needed to reduce his media commitments and focus more on his training or put his medal hopes at risk.
It prompted the 17 year-old’s management team to deny his claims with some irritation.
But after watching the pair blow any chance of a medal with one terrible dive out of six, and recognising that they were a world away from the brilliance of the victorious Chinese pair, Evangulov, who has evidently been feeling like public enemy No1 after his criticism of the golden boy, said:
“When I said the Chinese train three times harder than Tom, a million people have been saying 'Alexei, you’re a liar’ – but now you can see.
“It reminds me of the situation in Russia with Anna Kournikova. She looked pretty and made a promising start but the media exposure meant she never got to be the best.”
And after qualifying a little haphazardly in sixth place in the morning preliminaries, for a while during an absorbing final it was easy to believe Daley and his experienced 30-year-old partner might do just that as they lay in bronze medal position after four rounds, looking on course to emulate the women’s synchro pairing of Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow 24 hours earlier.
Then came 1½ seconds of calamity.
Attempting their most ambitious and difficult dive, a forward four and half somersault, the pair fouled up spectacularly.
Waterfield’s execution was poor but Daley’s was nightmarish, with the youngster barely having come out of the fourth somersault and was completely crooked as he hit the water.
From third, they plummeted to ­seventh.
It could only be interpreted as a loss of nerve at the vital time.
Daley shrugged afterwards that
“it was just one dive that we missed and that’s what happens in a sport like diving. That was the difference between winning a medal and not.”
Evangulov disagreed; he felt even without the dismal dive they would still only have been fourth at best.
Daley, unaware of the latest barbs being aimed his way, afterwards defended his training regime and also noted the recent injuries suffered by both him and Waterfield, as he insisted:
“I know that I’ve been putting in all of the hours I can. Unfortunately today wasn’t our day.”
Waterfield, too, felt compelled to rush to his partner’s defence.
“We missed a dive because we’ve had setbacks with injuries. It’s you guys [the media] who are saying it’s all about the media. You keep bringing it up.”
Except it was Evangulov who brought up the subject again -







Tom Daley Video - 'Sexy And I Know It'
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Tom Daley Video - 'Sexy And I Know It'
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Tom Daley
'Sexy And I Know It'




Tom Daley on the Beach - 2012




Tom Daley on the Beach - 2012





Tom Daley on the Beach - 2012





Tom Daley - Pensive





Hoody Tom Daley - Note the Finger-Ring




Tom Daley - Posing on the Diving Board




Tom Daley - Relaxed





Tom Daley - Olympian





Tom Daley - Olympian






Tom Daley - with Towel






Tom Daley - with Towel






Tom Daley - Emerging






Tom Daley - Posing





Tom Daley - Olympian 




Tom Daley - Olympian




Tom Daley - Olympian





Tom Daley - Olympian 




Tom Daley - Olympian




Tom Daley - Olympian




Tom Daley - Olympian




Tom Daley - In the Pool





Tom Daley - In the Pool



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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot
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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot 
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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot 
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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot 
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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot 
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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot 
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Tom Daley Photo-Shoot 
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Behind the Scenes at the Photo-Shoot




















Tom Daley Off Camera



Tom Daley - Blue Jeans
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Tom Daley - Reclining ?
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TOM DALEY
Adidas 2012 Olympic Games Team GB 'Speedos'




TOM DALEY
Adidas 2012 Olympic Games Team GB 'Speedos'




TOM DALEY
Adidas 2012 Olympic Games Team GB 'Speedos'




TOM DALEY
Adidas 2012 Olympic Games Team GB 'Speedos'




TOM DALEY
Adidas 2012 Olympic Games Team GB 'Speedos'





TOM DALEY
Adidas 2012 Olympic Games Team GB 'Speedos'

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The New - Muscular Tom Daley


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SPLASH
It’s loud. We’re live. We’re ready to dive’.

Tom knows it's 'going down the tubes'
That was the opening salvo from Gabby Logan (cocktail dress) and Vernon Kaye ('long' shorts) to ITV’s new Saturday night stab at riding the wave of the Olympic feel good factor – Splash!

In the run up to last year’s Olympics, Tom Daley was the toast of the nation.
The cute, media-friendly diver was going to be our big medal hope: young, tanned and toned, he was bound to win gold.
Except that actually he’s not all that great a diver.
Now he is one of the best in the world, but he’s not the best.
Which is a shame, because his attempts for the gold medal got hyped out of all proportion.





Tom Daley
Addidas Advertising
Jamie Cunningham
Poor coaching by Andy Banks, and Tom's management (particularly the money grabbing, Dubai based, Jamie Cunningham) who insisted on him making endless advertising commercials (Addidas) and photo-shoots, as well as Tom's book launch, meant that he only achieved a bronze medal.

But back to 'Splash !' - The crowd was insipid for everything other than the first three minutes of the show when Tom Daley appeared in his Addidas trunks (at which point they screamed so much that you couldn't hear the actual presenters trying to read their auto-cue).
The TV audience, however, seemed unimpressed.
Twitter was aghast, with people literally not being sure whether they were part of a massive inside joke or not.
'Air-head' ? - Tom Daley Reading the Reviews
Does he ever get dressed ?
Without overstatement, it was the worst thing on television, and the crassest and most feeble attempt to capitalise on the jingoistic spirit of the Olympics.
And Tom Daley was apparently oblivious to the terribleness of it all.
Which leaves us with a question..... Is Tom Daley an 'air-head' ?
Now he has A levels, so presumably he can't be that stupid, but whenever he gives an interview his comments and answers are so vacuous that one if forced to wonder if he has any opinions about anything (apart from 'mentally ill' individuals who dare to criticise him).
And then, of course, there is his mindless biography ('My Story')!

'Splash !' sees Olympic diver Tom Daley 'train' 15 'celebrities' to dive in front of judges - but viewers said it has plunged television to “a new low”.
No bombing allowed... but that is exactly what is happening to Tom Daley’s television show.
What this is, in fact, is an attempt to exploit the public’s love affair with the shiny-toothed young twinky hero in tiny Speedos, Tom Daley, who is both 'coach' and cheer leader for the series.
It’s one of those simple formulas really... People love Tom (well, teenage girls and gay guys), and Tom dives.
Plus people love celebrities, especially when they’re being put through the wringer.
Which equals, famous people ‘going on a journey’ (of between three and 10 metres) while Tom smiles a lot and says 'well done'.

Andy Banks
Jo Brand - Diving Expert ?
Oh, and two of  the judges are nasty.
Playing the baddies are Tom’s trainer Andy Banks (why no gold for Tom ?) and fellow diver Leon Taylor.

(Now if I was Andy Banks, I would keep a very low profile, and not appear on TV, considering the appalling showing made by British Diving in the recent Olympics)

And to balance out their no doubt impending maliciousness and vitriol, Jo Brand was on hand to offer her own expertise (?).
In saying that, to be fair, they weren't actually that harsh.
But secondly, because as they continually pointed out, as one celebrity after another toppled into the drink, it really is a very difficult thing to do.
It is also, sadly, dull. It just that it totally lacks any drama.

Leon Taylor and baby Tom
Leon Taylor
Now it is a fact that diving is not an exciting sport - even when people of Olympic standard dive.
A lot of waiting around, climbing steps, and then (and don't blink, or you'll miss it) a couple of seconds for the dive.
So, not surprisingly, nobody was really interested in diving until cute, little 'twinky' Tom, in his minuscule Speedos, started diving.
Now to make 'Splash !' more 'interesting' the journey that each 'celebrity' makes from poolside to board is presented as a protracted parade of loud music, posing and high fives.
They’re padding it out.
In reality it is a diving competition featuring individuals who can't dive - which is a bit like having swimming races for people who can't swim.
Attempts to heighten the tension involved showing us some training injuries.
As sad music played, we witnessed in pre-recorded films presenter Jenni Falconer in tears with a nasty shoulder and Benidorm’s Jake Caruso outside A&E with a plaster on his nose, having banged his hooter on the bottom of the pool.

Jade Ewen
Jake Caruso
Doing his best worried face, Jake told us 'I don’t know if I’m going to do it'.
However, seeing as he was already sitting by the pool in a dressing gown (that hid a pair of red trunks nearly as small as Tom Daley's GB trunks !) as we watched the film, the odds were everything was going to be all right.
Elsewhere, Sugarbabe Jade Ewen managed to avoid being splashed all over the morning showbiz columns by dragging her skimpy, golden bikini top back into position just before she emerged from the pool after her dive.

Helen Lederer
Comedy actress Helen Lederer (hasn't she got fat !) braved it out, but was clearly having the worst time of her life - like most of the TV audience.
Not to mention having to suffer the ignominy of being captured on film during practice being slid into the water on a mat by Tom - rather like a Mafia hit man getting rid of a body in a river.
It was only comedian Omid Djalili who briefly gave the whole thing a bit of a fillip.

Omid Djalili
Dressed like a Victorian strong man, his sheer exuberance coupled with his gutsy approach to the task in hand managed to brighten things up.
However, even a man of Omid’s generous proportions could make barely a ripple on the surface of this damp squib of a show.
Another point that none of the ITV producers seem to have considered is the fact that a swimming pool is a very dull place - (the author of this blog knows, as he spends a couple of hours in a [very upmarket] pool, training, every day).
Even tarted up, for the competition, a pool is not a romantic or tantalising place, and as has been suggested before, diving is not the most compelling of sports.
In addition, swimming pools have a habit of bringing back childhood memories of unpleasant school swimming lessons, or junior swimming club sessions.
Unlike Tom, many people have an aversion to swimming pools, unless it's part of a five star hotel - preferably somewhere very hot.
A show which is supposed to be a 'diving contest', that consists of people who, either can't swim, are frightened of water, or are frightened of heights, are too fat or too old, and who (and this is important) can't dive, is unlikely to be worth watching.

Of course, like so many TV programs, 'Splash !' required sponsorship - in this case Domino’s Pizza 
The fully integrated sponsorship package was negotiated by ITV Commercial and Arena Media on behalf of Domino’s Pizza.


Tom Daley and Domino’s Pizza
Tom Daley and  Nestle
The package has included broadcast, on-line and mobile, and commences 5 January 2013.
An ITV Commercial spokesperson said: "We are very excited for our new entertainment show Splash! to hit screens and entertain families all over Britain. (entertain ?)





Tom Daley - Posing
Tom Daley - 'Six-pack'
We are delighted to welcome Domino’s Pizza on board as the sponsor of the programme, as we believe it will be an ideal platform for the brand to engage with their target audience.
Simon Wallis, sales and marketing director at Domino’s also added: “Our decision to sponsor this brand new show fits perfectly in line with our target audience, promoting Domino’s at the ideal time and in the right place.
The 'target audience' is obviously big fat slobs, glued to their L Z Boys (that's a chair for those not in the know) in front to the TV.
So once again Tom gets associated to purveyors of fattening, unhealthy food - Tom Daley is already associated with Nestle.
So much for the Olympic legacy !
And in case anyone's missed the point - you don't get a 'six-pack' (abdominals) like Tom Daley by eating Pizzas and chocolates.

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China takes silver - at the Olympics

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Tom Daley takes bronze - at the Olympics - Celebrating defeat ?

After the programme Tom said that he may be going to drop a university career for the bright lights of Luton swimming pool’s studios.
Ignoring the massively negative public reaction, and living in cloud-cuckoo-land, Daley said :
'Hopefully it will run for ten years like 'Dancing on Ice' and I can take Vernon’s spot. (I wonder how Vernon feels about that).
But I’d love to do anything like Dermot O’Leary or Ant & Dec, (as far as Ant and Dec are concerned this would involved Tom being cloned - and do we really want two Tom Daleys).
I’d like to present Saturday night TV, that is what I’d ultimately like to do once I’ve finished diving.
I’d like to host 'Splash !'.
That would be my dream job because it is a diving show, a reality show and on Saturday night prime-time'.

Unfortunately for Tom, however, he will have to do much better.
A poor effort at the Olympics (only third), has now been followed by a poor effort on TV.
The only thing that Tom really seems to work at, and succeed at,  is presenting himself as a 'soft porn' twink.
Even his advertising forays have proved less than successful, with his Addidas range now available in 'budget stores' at half the original price, and his biography selling at an equally low price.

Waterstone Book Launch
'Jonathan Ross Show'
On the 'Jonathan Ross Show' Tom made a huge faux-pas when he appeared in a collar and tie and tiny Speedos.
Supposedly intended as a 'joke', I think if most guys appeared in public dressed so totally inappropriately, (not in a swimming pool, at the beach, or at a body-building competition), they would be summarily ejected, or a police constable would be called.
And this is not the first time that Tom has pranced around in just his minuscule Speedos for no good reason.
He performed the same trick at his 'book launch', and for a number of previous TV interviews.
However, it seems likely that someone has had a quiet word in Tom's ear.




Tom in shorts
For 'Splash !', when Tom was wearing trunks, he wore his blue Addidas trunks, which actually seem to be the correct size - and not his Addidas Team GB trunks, (a couple of sizes too small) which barely cover him, or his equally revealing blue Speedos.
What was really strange, though, was Tom, 'preppy' style, appearing in 'long'  grey shorts and a white and green training top, at a swimming pool, when he would actually be justified in wearing trunks.

Tom practices for his male strip show
This was doubtless a huge disappointment to his teen female fans, and his gay male fans, but then possibly someone has decided that Tom is not going to be taken seriously if he continues to present himself and be seen as a 'soft porn' exhibitionist.
Perhaps if 'Splash !' folds, as it probably will, Tom might take up a career as a male stripper, after all he already seems to be practising - (see the pathetic video clip - left)
And as an aside, what has Tom done to his hair ?
He's beginning to look like an un-dyed Jedward !






David Sparkes 
ITV's woeful new peaktime Saturday night reality show Splash! has re-ignited anxieties in British Swimming about Tom Daley's commercial commitments away from diving.
Olympic bronze medallist Daley was heavily criticised before London 2012 for not concentrating enough on his sport.
Now British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes has raised concerns over 18-year-old Daley's role as a mentor for the celebrity divers in Splash!

Sparkes said: 'Tom is an incredibly talented young man, but he's yet to achieve his full potential and it's only going to get harder to achieve that Olympic gold medal as he gets older.
'You can rest assured the next Chinese diving superstar will not have such distractions from training.
Jamie Cunningham
'He should look at the example of skaters Torvill and Dean who waited until the end of their competitive careers before doing such programmes. I'm concerned Tom is putting the cart before the horse and I've expressed those concerns to his agent.' (Tom's agent is Jamie Cunningham - see above)


Agent Jamie Cunningham said: 'Whatever people think about the show, Tom has come across incredibly well. We would only agree to such an undertaking at a quiet time of the year.


British Diving performance director Alexei Evangulov had warned last February that Daley faced missing out on an Olympic gold medal unless he reduced his media and sponsorship work.
He said: 'If I had power over this, I would restrict it. If you look at the Chinese, they work three times harder. That's the only secret. Just work hard.'


Debbie Daley

Tom Daley's mum has now got in on the act.
Apparently Tom is still a 'baby', and needs his 'mum' to come to the rescue - no wonder he was bullied at school.

Debbie on  'planet Daley'
"I find it incredible that you want to criticise him so publicly, when he does so much for your organisation and for sport in the UK.
As far as I'm aware, Tom was one of the few major success stories for British Swimming this summer... and possibly one of the athletes that helped you retain your job.
Others say that your performance was the worst of any CEO in British sport. Surely you should be thanking Tom and showing your support and gratitude ?"

This woman obviously lives on another planet - 'planet Daley'.
While she is entitled to her opinion, all the evidence (Book launch, Adidas Adverts and Videos, Photo Shoots etc) adds up to Tom 'taking his eye off the ball' in the run-up to the recent Olympic Games.
Tom, by listening to his financial advisers at 'Professional Sports Group', (headed by Jamie Cunningham), rather than his coaches and the officials at team GB, failed to win a Gold Medal at the 2012 Games - (he only came a lame third).
He had the ability to win Gold, if he had concentrated on his training, rather than his media and advertising interests.
It is possible that by 2014 he will have passed his physical peak, and will not be able to win a Gold medal.
He will then have the rest of his life to regret his foolish selfishness in 2012.
There is nothing to thank Tom Daley for, and no one owes him any gratitude.
His lust for money, fame and celebrity has done a great disservice to British Sport, and Debbie Daley should know better that to publish such a self-opinionated, self-serving and disrespectful letter.

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