Equine Time Table for London Olympics

Newsdate: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 - 08:08 am
Location: LONDON, England

The London 2012 Olympic equestrian timetable has been announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). London 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of equestrian sport in the Olympic movement.

The Olympic Opening Ceremony on July 27 will be followed by 12 days of equestrian competition, with the world’s best athletes competing for six gold medals in the Olympic disciplines of Eventing, Dressage and Jumping.

The equestrian events all take place at the stunning Greenwich Park venue. Britain’s oldest Royal Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenwich Park is just 12 minutes from the main stadium.

Eventing opens the Olympic equestrian events on 28 July with two days of Dressage, followed by Cross-Country on July 30 and two rounds of Jumping on July 31 to decide the Team and Individual medals.

Dressage gets underway on August 2 with two days of Grand Prix competition, which forms the first qualifier for both the Team and Individual. The top seven Teams and 11 best-placed Individuals go forward to the Grand Prix Special on August 2, which will decide the Team medals. The Freestyle to Music to decide the Individual medals takes place on August 9.

The first qualifier in Jumping will be on August 4, followed by the two-round Team decider on August 5 and. Team medals will be presented on August 6. The two rounds of Jumping to decide the

Individual champion will be held on August 8.

The FEI has worked closely with the International Olympic Committee and LOCOG on the Equestrian schedule to give the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) and international media the opportunity to maximise coverage of the equestrian disciplines, which will benefit equestrian sport globally.

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