Eventing at the London Olympic Games: now and then

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We look at what has changed for Olympic eventing in the 64 years since it was last held in London.

1948

  • 13 ½ miles of roads and tracks
  • Optimum XC time, 17 minutes
  • XC started at 6.30am
  • 46 competitors, mostly military
  • Three on a team, all to count2012
  • no roads and tracks
  • optimum time around 10 minutes
  • XC to start at 12.30pm
  • 75 competitors, probably half women
  • Five on a team, best three countTo read the full feature comparing London 1948 and London 2012 see the current issue of H&H (19 July 2012)

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