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Birds Egg stadium already losing its shine

Only six months has passed since the Beijing Olympics and the Birds Nest stadium which hosted the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies is already beginning to lose its shine. The paint is peeling and stains have appeared on its famous lattice design. Accelerating the deterioration of the iconic National Stadium is the absence of a permanent tenant. [...]

Posted on 11 February 2009 | 12:06 am

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Read more on my travels

The Olympics are now over, but my adventures continue. You can continue following my travels in Asia here.

Posted on 17 October 2008 | 1:17 am

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Paralympics gets under away

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was held last night in Beijing. The ceremony was spectacular but perhaps not on the scale of the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. Most of the show was performed by people with disabilities, including Li Yue, who lost her left leg in the Sichuan earthquake and performed [...]

Posted on 6 September 2008 | 7:44 pm

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Paralympic display in Tiananmen Square

The Beijing Paralympics are just a day away from starting. Here are some pictures from Tiananmen Square which has some pretty impressive floral displays on show now.

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 8:59 pm

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Volkswagon Olympic cars

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 7:47 pm

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Beijing ticket scammers getting ready for London

The ticket scammers who defrauded people by selling non-existent tickets through the internet are getting ready for the Vancouver and London Olympics. “I was shocked by the brilliance and hard work of the thieves fleecing the Olympic family — and they are setting up to do the same thing in Vancouver in 2010 and London in [...]

Posted on 2 September 2008 | 8:23 pm

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Beijing’s answer to pollution - cloud seeding

Beijing did a lot to improve the air quality leading up to the Beijing Olympics, with mixed results. The days before the opening ceremony were pretty bad, but a burst of rain cleared the air and pollution became less of a talking point. Almost straight after the closing ceremony the hazy skies returned. A [...]

Posted on 1 September 2008 | 3:56 am

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Beijing has 6.52 million visitors for the Olympics

Beijing recorded 6.52 million visitors for the 2008 Olympics, with 382,000 of those coming from overseas. Authorities long estimated that 500,000 foreigners would visit the city, but tougher visa controls reduced that number. The Xinhua news agency reported that tourist spots in the city reported total revenues of 162 million yuan (US$23 million), according to [...]

Posted on 31 August 2008 | 8:34 pm

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Day 16: August 24th 2008

To the athletes tonight: You were true role models. You have shown us the unifying power of sport. The Olympic spirit lives in the warm embrace of competitive rivals from nations in conflict. Keep that spirit alive when you return home. These were truly exceptional Games! (Source: Dr Jacques Rogge, Chairman of the International Olympic [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 4:39 pm

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Closing ceremony - what did you think?

The fireworks are still going on over Beijing tonight as the Olympics comes to a close. The closing ceremony wasnt as long as the first one and not as spectacular, but still very well done. We had a short section to mark the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. Londons mayor [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 7:16 am

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May 08, 2004

Athens Olympics Equestrian Events and Results

Athens Olympic Equestrian Events


equestrian.gifThe Equestrian events at Athens will be held between 15th - 27th August at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre.

Equestrian Events cover the three disciplines of Dressage, Jumping and Eventing. We will be posting results in all Equestrian events on the pages listed below as soon as they come to hand. In the mean time keep up to date with all the latest Equestrian news in our Equestrian News Archives.

Olympic Equestrian Results and Medals


- Individual Dressage
- Team Dressage
- Individual Jumping
- Team Jumping
- Individual Eventing
- Team Eventing

Dressage Events


Dressage is a competition in which judges award points for the performance of the horse and rider in a series of movements testing the rider's control and the horse's training. The two Dressage Events to be held at the Athens Olympics are:

Dressage Individual
Dressage Team

Jumping


Jumping is an event in which the horse must clear a number of obstacles on a set course within a specified time. The Jumping events to be held at the Athens Olympics are:

Jumping Individual
Jumping Team

Eventing


Eventing is a combination of Dressage, Cross Country and Jumping events. In Athens it will take place in the two following forms:

3 Day Event Individual
3 day Event Team

Related Olympics Equestrian Links


- ESPN - Olympic Equestrian
- NBC - Olympic Equestrian
- BBC - Athens Olympics - Equestrian
- Horse Sport
- Begninners Guide to 3 Day Eventing

Athens Olympic Games - Equestrian Schedule


Sunday, August 15
10:00 AM
Individual Dressage

Monday, August 16
10:00 AM
Individual Dressage

Tuesday, August 17
9:00 AM
Individual Dressage
Cross Country

Wednesday, August 18
3:30 PM
Individual Dressage
Qualifier

8:45 PM
Individual Dressage
Final

Sunday, August 15

10:00 AM
Team Dressage

Monday, August 16
10:00 AM
Team Dressage

Wednesday, August 18
3:30 PM
Team Eventing Jumping
Final

8:45 PM
Individual Eventing Jumping
Final

Friday, August 20
8:30 AM
Individual Dressage
Grand Prix


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 05:32 PM
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Cool

Posted by: Tegan at July 16, 2004 11:13 AM

all this is way cool
i wish the olmpics waz on every 2 year instead of every 4 years
and by the way
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i don't know how any 1 else can have an obsession thats not with horses
there the best best friends 2
any waz gotta go (give my horse (Tango) his daily neddy nibble
bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~steffi~

Posted by: Stephanie at July 26, 2004 05:15 PM

i think the jumping is kool and i am doing a project on the olympics

Posted by: ashlee at July 26, 2004 06:47 PM

i really like horses

Posted by: naomi at July 29, 2004 04:12 PM

Thank you for making this site.
It has hepled me a lot with my project on Equsetrian in the Athens Olympics.
Thanks
Luv Eliska

Posted by: Eliska at July 30, 2004 11:21 PM

Thank you for making this site.
It has hepled me a lot with my project on Equestrian in the Athens Olympics.
Thanks
Luv Eliska

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Posted by: jade at August 3, 2004 08:43 AM

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE HORSES I HAVE 4
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Posted by: Cassie at August 3, 2004 11:59 AM

can you please send me some info of an athlete called China De La Vega

Posted by: Joshua at August 5, 2004 07:22 PM

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Posted by: Joshua at August 5, 2004 07:27 PM

love this! can't wait to tape and watch every minute of the equestrain. hello horsy people. I'm backing the aussies, me and my eventer TB Kay are on our way to grade 1 then i'm aiming for the olympics!!
Belle my arab, and kay say hi everyones horses
g2g
see you at the future olympics!!

Posted by: J, Kay n Belle at August 8, 2004 06:38 PM

Hi, This website is great , Does anyone know the website where you can email The Olympian's and wish good luck and is Blyth Tait spelt like i have spelt it???

From Alice

Posted by: Alice at August 10, 2004 04:43 PM

i luv the olympic 3 day event with all d horses i do it myself with all my horses on my farm a i lurrrrrrrvvvvvvvvv it

Posted by: demi at August 11, 2004 12:59 PM

Wassup!!!!

Send more stuff about Dressage!

See Ya!
Nickie

Posted by: Nickie at August 11, 2004 04:54 PM

Hey!

this site is really cool!!!
i lllooovvveee horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i wish i could own sum,it would be cool !!!
could u send me sum onfo bout the Louisa lady that is goin 2 the olympics,and was on the tv show "road 2 athens".she dus dressage and wasselected by a smigin.i want 2 no her hole name can u tell me?could u also send sum pictures?
well g2g soon (dont want 2 get in teachers bad books!!!)!
once again i think this site is soooooooo cool!!!

bye!!!

Danielle !!!!!! :) c u !!!

Posted by: danielle at August 13, 2004 09:21 AM

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Posted by: at August 14, 2004 01:36 PM

How do the horses travel to Athens and how long does it take them to get there from the United States? How long does it take for them to adjust to the surroundings once they are there? Very curious??? Thanks

Posted by: jackie at August 16, 2004 02:41 AM

hi, i love horses. i have one of my own. Anyone who hates horses i HATE them!!! i have been trying to tape the dressage and jumping and that but if anyone no's what times they are on, one normal tv can you please email me!!

thanks MANDY

Posted by: Mandy at August 17, 2004 01:08 PM

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Posted by: sarah kibblewhite at August 18, 2004 04:17 PM

Ich wünsche den deutschen Reitern und Pferden viel Glück und Erfolg!!!

Posted by: Julia at August 19, 2004 06:59 AM

Hi
I'm doing a project on the sports which are in the Olympics and i need some information like:
When was Equestrian first entered as an Olympic Sport?
Who won the first gold medal for Equestrian?
and lots of other information

Monica
P.S. Could u answer this A.S.A.P co's my project is due really soon!!!!!

Posted by: Monica at August 22, 2004 04:20 PM

I'm having a heck of a time finding the central standard schedule for all the equestrian events. Bravo doesn't help and though I've found this site, it doesn't indicate the time standard. Can anybody help?

Posted by: Yvonne at August 24, 2004 02:14 AM

This is a comment related to what happened during the men's high bar event. I do not think that Cassina should have won. Aleksi Nemov from Russia was the true star of the night. He was able to complete all of the intricate manuvers and still land without falling. And yet, he still was not awarded a medal. I think that the judges mad a wrong decision and that Nemov should have received the medal. He was the best gymnast out there at the time, although I am glad Hamm won silver, I think that Nemov was better than him. All I ask is why was the decision by the judges so biased against Nemov? Is there something there against Russia???

Posted by: oliana at August 24, 2004 01:39 PM

I made special arrangements to work at home today so I could see the dressage competition on Bravo, which was advertised as 8 - 12 EDT. So far, as of 9 AM, I've only seen volleyball, and neither team is American! NBC is guilty of false advertising, and I resent it!

Posted by: Cary at August 25, 2004 11:05 PM

hey!

these olympics were awesome! my favorite thing was cross country in eventing. awesome! i love horses!!! gotta go watch some more!

Posted by: Mikka at August 28, 2004 12:34 PM

hi horse lovers im doing a project on phillip dutton and i was wondering if u could send me sum info on how he went or sites i could go 2 thanx
luv Tiarne and all my horses (c grade B grade eventers)

Posted by: Tiarne at August 28, 2004 10:38 PM

Hi all horsey people out there. luv da olypics, mostly the horses i luv da x country and show jumping. my eventer WB Bandit and i r on da way to level 1 wish i could go to olympics with him.
absalutly luv dis site

Posted by: michelle and Bandit at August 29, 2004 03:55 PM

I HAVE A HORSE WE R TRYING SOOO HARD 2 GET IN THE OLYMPICS! AND WE ROCK! I LOOOOVVVEEE OLYMPIC EQUESTRIAN! U WILL C I WILL BE THERE NEXT TIME U WATCH! YEAH! ME AND PHATOM ROCK!

Posted by: becca at August 30, 2004 04:02 AM

You hosted the 2004 athens olmpics games and im very happy.

Posted by: Joseph at August 30, 2004 12:37 PM

I am doing a project on Equestrian and it way rocks! Horses are so cool and you rock all you horsey guys and gals.
Lurve all you horses!!
Tia xxx

Posted by: Tia at August 31, 2004 08:18 PM

I love you David and Jack my boys. They are my horsey buddies. I love riding you, you are the best ever. See you tomorrow my horses. All you other horse fans are sooooooooooo cool. Are your horses as good as mine? I love my babies, they rock!

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Posted by: Watup brova? at September 4, 2004 06:01 PM

hey,
i luv horse and this is a great websites 2 find out info about them!

Posted by: Rebecca at September 8, 2004 02:50 PM

Very,very,very bad.You don't show the imformation needed.

Posted by: jagruti at September 25, 2004 08:47 PM

This question came up on my groups board and was wondering if anyone knew any more info on it.

According to The Observer, the Olympic Committee is considering axing future Equestrian Olympic Events because of little interest!!!

Equestrain Events were shown on TV between 2am and 4am in some areas so they think there isn't any interest???/ hmmmmmmmm Horse people need their sleep to get up early AM to feed and take care of their own horses.


Is there a site that anyone knows of that we can go to find out more or to try to help change their minds,if it is true? Thanks for the help. It would be a tragedy if we lost the Equestrian Sports in our Olympics since they have been included since 1912.

Posted by: Pamsappys at October 9, 2004 10:30 AM

hey i love horses
i have 6 of them and i love ponie club games and jumping i dont like dreesage that much but i do flatwork b 4 i do jumping well i g2g my horse needs feeding and rugging

Posted by: horse lover at November 5, 2004 07:37 PM

The Olympic events were amazing. I wish that Ian Millar had placed higher though. Ian Millar is the best!!!

Posted by: Katrina at December 2, 2004 10:11 AM
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