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BEF Will Support British Eventing In Fight To Retain Eventing As An Olympic Sport

BEF is working hard, with British Eventing, to counter the report by the Olympic Programme Commission to the IOC Executive Board which recommends the exclusion of the Eventing equestrian discipline from the Programme of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Beijing 2008).

The Deputy Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association confirmed in a letter to the BEF that any decisions on the 2008 programme have been deferred until the IOC session in Mexico City in November 2002.

BEF will seek to contribute, with British Eventing (BE), to the FEI presentation to the IOC defending Eventing.

BEF notes the recommendation to review team events in individual sports could also affect the other Olympic equestrian disciplines of Dressage and Show Jumping. BEF will seek to work with British Show Jumping Association (BSJA), British Dressage (BD), FEI and BOA to secure their full roles within the Olympic family

Andrew Finding said;
"BEF will work with BE, BSJA, BD and all the National Federations, the FEI and the BOA to maintain a full role for equestrian disciplines in the Olympic Movement, and a full place for our great traditional sports."

"We are very disappointed by the recommendations made in this report. BE have taken a significant and highly positive leadership role, with the FEI and BEF, supporting adjustments to the requirements for the sport of Eventing, and in promoting world wide safety measures for horses and riders."


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