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IOC Executive Board Retains Eventing in Programme for Beijing 2008

Source :  FEI

The IOC Executive Board announced on 20 February evening a number of
decisions on the disciplines and sports of the programme for Beijing 2008
Olympic Games. These decisions were taken in consultation with the
International Federations concerned, for which the Programme Commission had
recommended either excluding disciplines or changing certain events.

Eventing will be maintained in the Olympic Programme of 2008 Beijing, on the
condition that it is organised under the new format proposed by the FEI. The
shorter Olympic format proposed by the FEI, in line with the present CIC
World Cup Formula, will be used as of Athens 2004.

The new Olympic Eventing format includes a Dressage test, followed by a
shorter cross country phase (no road and track and no steeple chase) and a
Jumping test, with the best 25 riders progressing to a second Jumping test
to decide the individual medals.

With regard to future Olympic Games after Beijing 2008, The IOC Executive
Board also adopted a timetable to form a new Programme Commission, including
representatives of the NOCs and IFs, which will systematically review all
sports on the Olympic programme on the basis of a newly established list of

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