June 21, 2016–The FEI has today published the long lists (FEI nominated entries) of athletes and horses for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The full nominated entries are available here:
The 43 nations that have earned their Rio 2016 Olympic Games slots will now focus on making their final selection of teams and individual athletes from these nominated entries, and these will be submitted by the National Olympic Committees to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 18 July.
The 30 nations heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will also be deciding on the selection of their 78 athletes, with National Paralympic Committees handing this final list to the Rio 2016 Organising Committee by the deadline of 15 August.
The final lists of athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be published on the FEI website.
About Rio 2016 #RoadToRio
Today marks 45 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where equestrian sport will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic Movement. A total of 200 human/equine athlete combinations will compete at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest Rio 2016 Games cluster – 75 in Jumping, 65 in Eventing and 60 in Dressage.
The equestrian action gets underway with the Eventing horse inspection on 5 August, the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, after which the world’s best horses and riders will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, promise to be the largest celebration yet of high-performance sport for athletes with an impairment, with Para-Equestrian Dressage set to celebrate 20 years in the Paralympic Movement. A total of 78 Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes will compete for 11 sets of medals across four days of competition starting on 11 September.
Notes to Editors:
Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The FEI nominated entries list is compiled based on information submitted by the National Federations (NFs) on or before 20 June 2016 in accordance with the FEI General Regulations and the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games.
As per Article 606.2.2.3 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games NFs are responsible to ensure that Horses which do not meet ownership requirements as laid down by FEI, are not entered for the Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games.
Official Final Entries for Rio 2016 (Rio Sport Entry deadline) must be received by the FEI by 18 July 2016 (Article 607.3 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games).
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
The FEI nominated entries list is compiled based on information submitted by the National Federations (NFs) on or before 20 June 2016 in accordance with the FEI General Regulations and the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games.
As per Article 606.2.2 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games the NF of the Athlete is responsible to ensure that the Horse fulfils the registration criteria.
Official Final Entries for Rio 2016 must be received by the FEI by 15 August 2016 (Article 607.3 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games).
About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.
The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving.