On the road to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

From 5 to 21 August 42 Olympic sport disciplines will be in Rio de Janeiro.


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306 events over the course of 19 days of competition will yield 136 medals for women, 161 for men and 9 mixed medals. More than 200 member nations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are expected to compete in the 2016 Rio Games. The official list of participants will be confirmed shortly before the Games begin, once the competition for places concludes. The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, 8 will undergo some permanent works, 7 will be totally temporary and 9 are being constructed as permanent legacy venues.

Riding is the the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete against each other on a level playing field. Equestrian has three disciplines: eventing, dressage and jumping, all of them with individual and team competitors.The 43 nations that have earned their Rio 2016 Olympic Games slots will now focus on making their final selection of teams and individual athletes from these nominated entries, and these will be submitted by the National Olympic Committees to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 18 July. The 30 nations heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will also be deciding on the selection of their 78 athletes, with National Paralympic Committees handing this final list to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 15 August.
A total of 200 human/equine athlete combinations will compete at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest Rio 2016 Games cluster - 75 in Jumping, 65 in Eventing and 60 in Dressage. The final lists of athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be published on the FEI website. The equestrian action gets underway with the Eventing horse inspection on 5 August, the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, after which the world’s best horses and riders will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition. The FEI nominated entries list is compiled based on information submitted by the National Federations (NFs) on or before 20 June 2016 in accordance with the FEI General Regulations and the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games. Official Final Entries for Rio 2016 must be received by the FEI by 18 July 2016.
​CHIO Aachen, that will take place from 12 to 17 July, will be a decisive event for deciding Jumping, Dressage and Eventing final entries. In the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, a total of 78 Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes will compete for 11 sets of medals across four days of competition starting on 11 September. The FEI nominated entries list is compiled based on information submitted by the National Federations (NFs) on or before 20 June 2016 in accordance with the FEI General Regulations and the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games. The 30 nations heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will also be deciding on the selection of their 78 athletes, with National Paralympic Committees handing this final list to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 15 August.

The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm. The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

Details on Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on: http://www.fei.org/fei/games/olympic/rio-2016 http://www.fei.org/fei/games/paralympic/rio-2016