London 2012 Olympic Games

Olympic test event

Pictures: Greenwich test event in pictures [6 July, 2011]
Browse pictures of the action from the Olympic test event including shots from behind the scenes

Report: Piggy French wins Olympic test event [6 July, 2011]
British rider Piggy French put in a double clear in the showjumping to clinch her test event victory

Blog: I’m in a computer game [6 July, 2011]
H&H eventing editor Pippa Roome reflects on the final showjumping day of the test event — and a generally positive experience at Greenwich

Report: Piggy French holds lead after Olympic test event cross-country [5 July, 2011]
British rider Piggy French is in top form as we get our first look at the London 2012 Olympic cross-country site in action

Report: Piggy French tops Olympic test event dressage [4 July, 2011]
Three British riders are in the top 10 after dressage at the London 2012 Olympic test event at Greenwich, led by Piggy French

Blog: Both familiar and disconcerting [3 July, 2011]
H&H eventing editor Pippa Roome goes to the trot-up for the London Olympics test event and feels both at home and out of kilter in her own city

Pictures: Walk cross-country course [3 July, 2011]
View every fence on the Greenwich two-star cross-country course

Olympic Games tickets

News: London 2012 Olympic ticket payments delayed by a week [10 May, 2011]
Payments will not be taken from successful ticket applicants from today, as originally planned, owing to oversubscribed events

News: Olympic cross-country day a sell-out, says LOCOG [27 April, 2011]

The cross-country phase of the 2012 London Olympic Games eventing competition has sold out, the organisers have announced

Forum: Anyone bought Olympic Tickets yet? [15 March, 2011]
With anticipation I registered on the 2012 site this morning with a view to buying myself two tickets for the 2012 eventing…

News: Get your London 2012 Olympics tickets to Greenwich Park [15 February 2011]
Details of the Olympic schedule and ticket prices have been released, but it’s not first-come first-served so find out how to get your tickets

News: Register your interest in the 2012 London Olympic Games [27 January 2011]
Fans of equestrian sport are reminded that they can still register their interest in buying tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games

Olympics: event timetable

News: London Olympics equestrian timetable [15 February, 2011]
Find out what is happening when for the equestrian events at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Download: H&H’s guide to what else is on [Word doc – 15 February, 2011]
Plan your Games with our guide to what else is happening around the equestrian events

Olympics: the competitors

News: Countries qualified for 2012 Olympics [13 October 2010]
As hosts of the London Games, Team GB automatically qualifies for the three Olympic disciplines — dressage, showjumping and eventing — and the paradressage

Greenwich cross-country debate

News: Work starts in Greenwich Park for London Olympics [22 October 2010]
Groundworks begin on Greenwich Park cross-country course for London 2012

News: Greenwich gets the go-ahead for 2012 Olympic Games [24 March 2010]
London borough councillors voted 10 to two in favour of the planning application outlining how Greenwich Park will host the equestrian Olympic events in 2012

News: Equestrian 2012 Olympic venue planning permission submitted [16 December 2009]
Details of how the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) plans to transform Greenwich Park into a top-class equestrian venue have been unveiled

News: Greenwich Park will close for a month during the Olympics [29 September 2009]
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games proposes closing the equestrian venue, Greenwich Park in South London, to the public for four weeks during the Games

News: Have your say on Greenwich as an Olympic venue [08 May 2009]
Visitors to the 2009 Badminton Horse Trials can discuss plans to host the equestrian competitions at Greenwich Park during the 2012 Olympic Games with representatives of the organising committee

News: Greenwich horse ban will not affect London Olympics [27 March 2009]
The uncovering of regulations banning horses from Greenwich Park will not scupper plans to host Olympic equestrian events there, claim organisers

News: Greenwich will be venue for 2012 Olympic equestrian sport [20 November 2008]
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has confirmed that Greenwich will be the venue for the equestrian competitions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012

News: Debate continues over Olympic cross-country at Greenwich [01 February 2008]
Concern over whether Greenwich Park is large enough to host the cross-country event during the London 2012 Olympics has erupted again

Olympic personnel

News: New appointments to London 2012 equestrian team [19 November 2010]
Jenny Hall and Jeremy Edwards join Olympic organising team for equestrian events, as Greenwich cross-country course progresses

News: Alec Lochore is eventing manager for London Olympic Games [29 June 2010]
The organiser of Burnham Market, Houghton, and Blair Castle horse trials, has been chosen to run the eventing competitions at Greenwich Park

News: Bob ‘the builder’ Ellis chosen to create Olympic track [17 June 2010]
The British course designer fought off competition from Germany, Italy and Brazil to be named showjumping course designer at the London 2012 Olympics

News: Tim Hadaway to run London 2012 Olympic equestrian competitions [25 July 2008]
The rumour mill got it wrong as the London Olympic bosses appoint British Equestrian Federation consultant Tim Hadaway to run the 2012 equestrian competitions

News: Sue Benson to design 2012 Olympic course [25 October 2006]
The London 2012 Organising Committee has chosen Sue Benson to design the cross-country course at the London Olympics in Greenwich Park

Olympic legacy

News: London Olympics 2012 promises equestrian legacy [23 March 2007]
A London Festival of the Horse in one of the capital’s central parks is among the suggestions for an equestrian legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games

Other Olympic news

News: Olympic volleyball in Horse Guards [12 November 2010]
Bearskins will be swapped for bikinis during the London Olympics as beach volleyball is set to take over Horse Guards Parade

News: Experienced equestrian volunteers wanted for Olympics [9 July 2010]
Organisers of the London Olympics are looking for experienced stewards, fence judges and dressage writers to help at the 2012 Games

Olympic commemorative news

News: Equestrian 50p coin to commemorate the 2012 Olympics [15 October 2010]
The coin, which features a jumping horse, is one of 29 designed by members of the public to represent the 29 Olympic and Paralympic sports to be contested in 2012

News: Paralympic dressage gets stamp to celebrate London Olympics [09 October 2009]
A stamp featuring Paralympic dressage will be dropping through letterboxes around the UK from this month to celebrate the run-up to London 2012

News: Public asked to design equestrian coin to celebrate London 2012 [15 January 2009]
In celebration of the London 2012 Olympics, the Royal Mint is holding a competition for the public to design 50 pence coins to celebrate the sports in the Games — including horse sport

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