We have created a comprehensive media toolkit for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games including historical statistics, trends and background information on the Games, the venue, the timetable, the new competition formats and the nations and athletes taking part this year in Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping.
All Games time images, plus photographs of the horse departure from Liege (NED), the airport arrival in Haneda (Tokyo) and at the Baji Koen venue, are available on the FEI Flickr account, for editorial use only.
OLYMPIC FORMATS AT A GLANCE
Tokyo 2020 Equestrian pages
Equestrian Eventing - www.olympic.org/equestrian-eventing
Equestrian Dressage - www.olympic.org/equestrian-dressage
Equestrian Show Jumping - www.olympic.org/equestrian-jumping
Fédération Equestre Internationale
Start lists and results https://tokyo2020.live.fei.org/
Fan stories www.fei.org
Press Releases, Rules, Governance, etc https://inside.fei.org
FEI Olympic History Hub https://www.fei.org/history
Olympic Regulations /fei/games/olympic/tokyo-2020
DID YOU KNOW…
A record number of countries – 50 – will be competing in the equestrian events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following the introduction of new formats that limit teams to three members, meaning that more countries will have the opportunity to compete on the Olympic stage than ever before.
Five nations that have never previously competed in Equestrian at an Olympic Games are sending athletes to Tokyo 2020: Estonia (individual Dressage), Israel (team and individual Jumping), Luxembourg (individual Dressage), Singapore (individual Dressage), and Sri Lanka (individual Jumping).
First time to field three teams in Equestrian at an Olympic Games: host nation Japan. They have previously had teams in these disciplines but never all together: Jumping in 1964; Eventing in 1976; and Dressage in 2008.
15 Horses are competing in Tokyo that also competed in Rio!
Youngest and Oldest Athletes competing at Equestrian in Tokyo 2020: Mary Hanna (AUS) - will be 67 at the end of the year // You Zang (CHN) - turned 20 in March this year.
Germany has won the most gold medals in Olympic equestrian sports, 26 to be exact, reflecting the country's equestrian heritage and passion for the sport. Sweden, France, the USA and Great Britain are among the other leading nations in equestrian sport.
Individually, the most medalled athlete is also from Germany – Dressage star Isabell Werth – who has 10 medals to her name following five Olympic appearances – including individual gold in 1996 with Gigolo, and team gold in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2016. In Tokyo 2020, she is attending her sixth Olympic Games and vying to add more medals to her tally.
Takeichi Nishi is the only Japanese equestrian athlete to date to have won a medal in Equestrian, when he rode his horse Uranus to Individual Jumping gold at Los Angeles 1932.
You will find this and more in our dedicated Media Toolkit!
Please use the hashtags so that we can get Equestrian sport trending on social during the Games!
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FEI MEDIA CONTACTS
Onsite in Tokyo
Olivia Robinson Director Communications firstname.lastname@example.org +41 78 750 61 35
Grania Willis IF Head of Media email@example.com +41 78 750 61 42 33
Chiara Wilde Communications Officer firstname.lastname@example.org +41 78 750 61 38
At FEI HQ
Vanessa Martin Randin Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications email@example.com +41 78 750 61 73
Shannon Gibbons Manager, Media Relations & Media Operations firstname.lastname@example.org +41 78 750 61 46
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