France clinched team gold in Olympic Eventing at the Olympic Equestrian Venue at Deodoro Park today. “This is fantastic,” a clearly thrilled Astier Nicolas said afterwards. “There was a lot of pressure going into this, and really I just had to do what I could for the team. But even though there... Read More
It was clear from the outset that the 33-fence track would prove hugely influential, and with three of the first eight riders biting the dirt it more than lived up to expectations. Sam Griffiths got the Australians off to the perfect start however when cruising home with the lovely Irish mare,... Read More
“All along Rio has been my target, totally. It was unrealistic, but it was mine. I was in a coma for a couple of weeks and my sight was quite dodgy, I went from blind to seeing double so when I started jumping there were two jumps. It’s been a journey, but I’ve had so much support!” said the 47... Read More
"We are in pretty good spirits and have had a great prep," said O'Connor. "The horses traveled really well and are relaxed. They have done a great job here in Brazil welcoming us and the horses. We feel good with our two lead-offs tomorrow in Boyd and Clark; both horses look like they've really... Read More
There was a buoyant mood around the arena, with riders singing the praises of the facilities at Deodoro which British team-member, Pippa Funnell, described as “fantastic”. The 47-year-old, who is a double Olympic team silver medallist and who claimed individual bronze at the Athens Olympics in... Read More
Our on the scene reporter is settled in her room, swatting mosquitos with the help of fellow Canadian photographer, Cealy Tetley. Out an about in Rio and getting ready for the first equestrian challenge, Three Day Eventing. Read More
"This has been a very difficult time for our Russian athletes, who all have clean anti-doping records under both human and equine testing regimes, so we are very happy to have confirmation today from the IOC that all five are now declared eligible to compete. “Our sport is not implicated in the... Read More
With some clever recipes like the Burghley Bloomer and Teriyaki Steak which are enhanced by a long car journey, James Martin also has some useful tips to make sure your tailgate picnic is at its best when you arrive at an event. Read More
All competiton will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app ( visit for complete schedule). A TV subscription login is required. Read More
"Being on a team can be really stressful because you want everything to go right for your teammates. When you're on a team it's a great experience and you have a whole new network of people, but you're not only worried about yourself anymore and how you're ride is going to go. You're now hoping... Read More

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