Jodie Kidd leads calls for polo to return to the Olympics

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Former model and keen polo player Jodie Kidd is calling for the International Olympic Committee to reinstate polo as an Olympic sport.

Speaking at the launch of Mint Polo In The Park 2012 at the Hurlingham Park, west London earlier this week, Jodie said: “Polo is one of the most exciting and competitive sports on the planet.

“With the Olympics coming to London this summer, I am asking to the International Olympic Committee to reinstate polo as an Olympic sport, for the benefit of players and spectators alike.”

Great Britain won gold in the polo tournament at the 1908 London Olympics, but the sport was not part of the 1948 “Austerity Games” in London. Polo’s last appearance as an Olympic sport was in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk