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Cian O'Connor wins first ever Olympic Equestrian medal for Ireland 27 Aug 2004

First Irish medal in Athens is a Gold one  Cian O'Connor riding Waterford Crystal won Ireland's first gold medal in the Individual Jumping Final tonight. Ireland is now the holder of the two most prestigious gold medals of the discipline: the World and the Olympic titles (Dermot Le....

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Olympic update: Double Doping Dilemma: Equestrian sports unique responsibility 26 Aug 2004

Drug Testing for Human and Equine Athletes, article by Bernadette Faurie  Drug testing is integral to sport, integral to Olympic Games. For a top athlete it is part of life, part of competition. For the good guys that is as far as it goes. Probably at best it's just a bore. There is on....

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FEI Eventing World Cup udpate 26 Aug 2004

An exciting FEI Eventing World Cup qualifier to take place at Martinvast(FRA) on 28 and 29 August Now that the Olympic excitement is gradually subsiding, the FEI Eventing World Cup series will resume for its 16th and penultimate qualifier. The Grand Complet of Martinvast, 6 km away from Cherbou....

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Olympic Update Dressage: Anky Van Grunsven and Salinero secure Individual Gold for the Netherlands 24 Aug 2004

World No 1 Ulla Salzgeber has to settle for silver. Beatriz Ferrer Salat earns first ever Individual Olympic Dressage medal for Spain  With a combined score of 79.253 % the Dutch Freestyle Queen, who won six World Cup Finals, ended up with a deserved score of 85.825 % after a stylish Kür ....

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Olympic Update Jumping: Third consecutive Olympic Team Gold for Germany 24 Aug 2004

USA Silver after Jump-Off, Sweden bronze Germany dominated the Team Olympic Jumping competition with only two rails down in both rounds. Multi-medallist Ludger Beerbaum and his faithful Goldfever had a double clear, as did Beerbaum's student Marco Kutscher. It is the 5th gold medal for Ludg....

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Anky van Grunsven performs the best Grand Prix Special 22 Aug 2004

Ulla Salzgebers advantage narrowed to half a point German favourite Ulla Salzgeber lost her advantage further to the windy conditions brought on by the Meltemi. After several mistakes from her 16-year-old gelding Rusty, mainly in the flying changes, the German rider has now a slight advantage ....

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Olympic Update: 10 clears in the first Jumping Qualifier 21 Aug 2004

A mix of stars and newcomers among the best placed riders  Seventy-seven competitors from 27 nations participated in the first Jumping Qualifier leading to the Olympic Individual title.None of the medal winners from Sydney are in Athens to defend their title. Germany is the title holder si....

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Appeal to the CAS on Eventing Olympic Result accepted 20 Aug 2004

France is Gold, Leslie Law (GBR) is the Individual Gold Medallist, Pippa Funnel gets the Bronze  Today 21 August at 16:30, the FEI received the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the appeal of the National Olympic Committees of France, Great Britain and USA on the Even....

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Germany earns the Team Gold for the sixth consecutive time 20 Aug 2004

This is the 11th gold medal in Team Dressage Gold Medal for Germany.  Spain was in the lead before the fourth rider of each team rode their Grand Prix. It was left to Ulla Salzgeber with 17 year old Rusty to secure the win or Germany with a score of 78.208.Spain won its first Olympic Dress....

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Olympic update: Germany is leading the Dressage Team competition at the end of the first day 19 Aug 2004

Rafael Soto (ESP) is the best rider of the day  Twenty-six riders out of 52 have competed in the first session of the Grand Prix Team competition, which also serves as 1st qualifier for the individual medals. The German team achieved 71.813 % after their two first riders Heike Kemmer / Bon....

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