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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