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  • News | Rome 1960

    Roycroft defies doctors to see out three-day eventing win

    Olympic athletes have to be tough. They often have to deal with physical and emotional pain, and cope with injuries and disappointment, as they push themselves to the limit. Bill Roycroft is right at the top of that list.
    10 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Australia, Equestrian
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Dressage silver for inspirational trailblazer Hartel

    Helsinki 1952 were the first Games at which dressage truly opened up to the world. Previously, it had been the preserve of military officers, but was now opened up to non-commissioned officers and even to civilians. Most notably of all was the presence of four women among the entrants, immediately transforming dressage from one of the most exclusive disciplines to one of the more inclusive.
    29 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Equestrian / Dressage, HARTEL, Lis, Denmark
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Los Angeles leaves a legacy

    On 14 August 1932, the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles – the scene of so many feats of sporting glory over the previous 15 days – filled to the rafters once more to witness the culmination of the 1932 Games. The crowds were treated to one final sporting showpiece, the equestrian Prix des Nations, before the pomp and circumstance of the Closing Ceremony began.
    14 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Nishi springs a last day surprise

    With the majority of the equestrian athletes travelling long distances to reach Los Angeles, the logistics of transporting their precious equine cargo in a safe and humane manner presented an additional dilemma.
    14 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Gymnast Pelle takes double gold

    István Pelle’s performance at the 1928 Olympic Games seemed an unlikely portent of the glory that would soon come his way.
    11 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Artistic Gymnastics, Olympic News, Hungary
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Lesage dazzles in the dressage

    Every Olympic Games produces moments of controversy; one of the most famous took place in the individual dressage event at Los Angeles 1932.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Nordlander leads Swedish charge in the eventing

    In the resolution adopted at the Sorbonne Congress in Paris back in 1894 that paved the way for the launch of the modern Olympic Games, the inclusion of equestrian sports on the programme had been discussed, a motion which received the enthusiastic support of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
    17 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
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