Nicole Brown is joined by USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander and USEF Managing Director of Eventing Jenni Autry for an update on U.S. High Performance - the first of a regular segment which will follow the U.S. Eventing team's journey on the road to Tokyo 2021.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has released the updated selection procedures for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which were modified due to the postponement. The Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, with eventing occurring from July 30 to August 2, 2021.
During the inaugural online IOC session today, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) confirmed the Olympic Games competition schedule for 2021. For equestrian sport, the competition dates have been moved forward by one day so as to mirror the 2020 daily schedule whereby the equestrian events which were due to start on Saturday, July 25, 2020 and finish on Saturday, August 8, 2020 will now run from Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021.
In 1912, three-day eventing was introduced as an Olympic sport, and since then U.S. Eventing has earned a total of 77 different medals at the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, and Pan American Games. Out of the 77 medals, 31 are gold, 25 are silver, and 21 are bronze.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed on new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2021. The Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from August 24 to September 5, 2021.
In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.
In five months the first horse will be cantering down centerline at the 2020 Olympic Games at the Equestrian Park in Tokyo, Japan. In recent weeks there have been several announcements regarding details for the Games to catch up on and there are several important dates to put in your calendar.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still nine months away, but the excitement is ramping up. With the conclusion of the 2019 FEI Eventing Nations Cup, the final tickets have been decided for the countries, but there is still a lot more to do before next summer. The eventing will take place from Friday, July 31 to Monday, August 3 in Tokyo, Japan. Typically eventing is the first equestrian discipline, but this year it will be the second with dressage coming first and jumping last.
With optimizing performance in challenging climatic conditions high on the agenda during the numerous Ready Steady Tokyo test events, the FEI had already put in place a major research study aimed at identifying best practices and management of horses training and competing in hot and humid environments.
Germany’s Michael Jung, Olympic Eventing champion in London 2012 and again in Rio 2016, has already claimed gold in Tokyo one year out from the Olympic Games after taking the honors with Fischerwild Wave at the Ready Steady Tokyo test event which wrapped up here at the Equestrian Park today.