Olympic bronze medals presented two years after event

  • The Swiss showjumping team of Steve Guerdat, Christina Liebherr, Niklaus Schurtenberger and Pius Schwizer were presented with the 2008 Olympic bronze medal at the International Geneva Horse Show on 11 December.

    Norway, original winners of team bronze in Hong Kong, were stripped of the medal as a result of the legal procedure which followed team member Tony Andre Hansen’s disqualification when his horse Camiro tested positive for the prohibited substance capsaicin.

    The procedure began on 21 August 2008 and was completed on 30 July 2010.

    Consequently, the 2008 Olympic showjumping team results have been amended as follows:

    • 1 USA – gold medallists and Olympic champions
    • 2 Canada – silver medallists
    • 3 Switzerland – bronze medallists
    • 4 The Netherlands
    • 5 Great Britain
    • 6 Sweden
    • 7 Australia
    • 8 Norway

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