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Covid-safe Olympics this year

Covid-safe Olympics this year

The FEI and Tokyo organisers are planning how equestrian sport at this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games can safely work in light of the pandemic.

FEI medical committee chairman Mark Hart spoke about the questions facing horse sport, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organising team, at the FEI eventing risk management seminar on 23 January.

Dr Hart said many of the questions they face ahead of Tokyo are “going to be applicable to any large equestrian competition”.

These include local conditions in the host country, people travelling from infected areas and athletes not necessarily being based in their home nations, making it a “huge administrative issue to tackle”.