2015 FEI General Assembly
While equestrian sport is on the competition program for Tokyo’s Olympic Games, there is no guarantee show jumping, dressage, or three-day eventing will be retained post-2020, FEI president Ingmar De Vos has warned. ‘To change or be changed’ was the message sent by IOC president Thomas Bach to global sports federations nearly a year ago when the IOC unanimously approved Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic movement. According to de Vos, the IOC made it absolutely clear that equestrian sport had to make an effort to be contemporary and unique. In response to that challenge, FEI discipline committees canvassed opinions before presenting a number of fairly radical ideas on how to accomplish the move from a sport-based to an event-based Olympic program, during the FEI’s November General Assembly in Puerto Rico. Harmonizing Olympic equestrian sport with a cap of three team members across the three…
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