Content tagged with "Olympics"

FEI Ranks Top-Ten in Olympic Social Media Study

Social media platforms have become indispensable communication channels for the Olympic movement and international sports federations. The recently-released document “The 2016 Social Media and Olympic Sport Ranking,” assembled by Burson-Marsteller / TSE Consulting, analysed the social media footprint of the…

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Three’s a Charm

It can be rather endearing when someone who is not a native English speaker mixes their metaphors. At the end of an intense, five-hour debate about the future Olympic formats, FEI president Ingmar De Vos told me that “we can’t…

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Canadian Eventing Team Going to Rio!

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio (FRA) and Qalao des Mers from the Eventing competition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014, following a positive for a Controlled Medication substance. Livio, fifth in the individual rankings, was also a…

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Fundraisers, start your engines!

As any devout cover-to-cover Horse Sport readers out there have no doubt noticed,  I have a new monthly column in that magazine that goes by the name At Issue. Each month I look for a topic that I believe is…

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I had an amazing opportunity to be able to go to London for a few days to experience the Olympics and watch the Grand Prix Special. It was truly incredible. The atmosphere in the city reminded me when Vancouver had…

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Unique, Bizarre and Memorable Olympic Equestrian Moments – Part II

With the spotlight on the 2012 London Olympic Games in recent weeks, a list of memorable, not so memorable and downright odd Olympic equestrian memories and moments were a must for this blog. I started out with dressage and show…

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War of the Words

This is getting to be like a three-way tennis match – or maybe more like a boxing match, but with fighters in three corners: “In the blue corner we have the supporters of Tiffany and Eric, who have come out…

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Clarification of the Clarification

I’m so confused. I imagine you are too, if you have taken in the latest statement from EC, which has the rather wordy title “Equine Canada Issues Clarified Statement Regarding Victor’s Disqualification.” You can find it here if you haven’t…

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That other news of today

Dudes, I’m sorry I haven’t blogged yet about the wonderful, heart bursting news of Team GB’s historic gold medal (called it!) in the team dressage. I promise, yes promise. A post tomorrow with lots of opinionations on how it all…

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EC, disservicing an athlete near you

You know I don’t expect much of our national federation. Maybe I don’t expect anything at all. But I did expect that Equine Canada (proposed renaming – because they love to change their name every few years, presumably to shake…

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