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Re: [RC] [Endurance Tracks] Olympic Organizers Confident Hong KongWeather will not En... - Truman Prevatt

Not that familiar with the Hong Kong summer weather. However, in August
in Atlanta I am familar - hot (mid to upper 90's not unusual) and humid
- it is the Southeast after all. How much worse is Hong Kong? No one I
remember boycotted the '96 Olympics. There may be more to this than
meets the eye.

Merri wrote:

Thehorse.com - Full story <http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=11140>
by: The Associated Press
January 10 2008, Article # 11140

Olympic organizers do not expect other equestrian teams to follow the lead of Switzerland by pulling out of events at this year's Games due to Hong Kong's heat and humidity.

The Swiss team said Wednesday that it would not take part in the dressage event in Hong Kong because top rider Silvia Ikle was concerned about the stress of the weather and travel on her horse.

"We haven't been officially notified by the Swiss team, but we will respect their decision," Christopher Yip, media manager of the Equestrian Company, the body overseeing the Games' equestrian events said Thursday.

"We don't expect to see any other teams pulling out."

Hong Kong, which has a well-established racing circuit, was chosen to host the equestrian events at this year's Olympics...

More... <http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=11140>

Posted By Merri to Endurance Tracks <http://www.endurance.net/channels/2008/01/olympic-organizers-confident-hong-kong.html> at 1/11/2008 03:50:00 PM


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