Rio 2016 Olympic Games Long Lists Announced

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:09
FEI Dressage News

The FEI has published the long lists (FEI nominated entries) of athletes and horses for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games on 21 June 2016.

The 43 nations that have earned their Rio 2016 Olympic Games slots will now focus on making their final selection of teams and individual athletes from these nominated entries, and these will be submitted by the National Olympic Committees to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 18 July.

The 30 nations heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will also be deciding on the selection of their 78 athletes, with National Paralympic Committees handing this final list to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 15 August.

The final lists of athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be published on the FEI website.
About Rio 2016 #RoadToRio

Today marks 45 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where equestrian sport will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic Movement. A total of 200 human/equine athlete combinations will compete at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest Rio 2016 Games cluster - 75 in Jumping, 65 in Eventing and 60 in Dressage.

The equestrian action gets underway with the Eventing horse inspection on 5 August, the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, after which the world’s best horses and riders will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, promise to be the largest celebration yet of high-performance sport for athletes with an impairment, with Para-Equestrian Dressage set to celebrate 20 years in the Paralympic Movement. A total of 78 Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes will compete for 11 sets of medals across four days of competition starting on 11 September.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Dressage Long List can be seen here.

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