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HEAD OF TOKYO OLYMPICS AGAIN SAYS GAMES WILL NOT BE CANCELED

16 APRIL 2021 The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto was asked at a news conference if there were any conditions under which the Olympics would be canceled. The question comes as the general secretary of ruling LDP political party, Toshihiro Nikai, raised the possibility the day before. “There are a variety of concerns but as the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee we are not thinking about … Continued

EQUESTRIAN WORLD UNITES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO PRINCE PHILIP

14 APRIL 2021 An online condolence book for the equestrian world to pay tribute to Prince Philip has been created by the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, died on April 9 at the age of 99. Prince Philip was the president of the Royal Windsor Horse Show (RWHS) for 30 years and competed at the highest level in polo and carriage driving. He was the longest-serving FEI President (1964-1986), introduced carriage driving as a discipline, and used his engineering interest to develop state-of-the-art carriages for competition. His design … Continued

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – ACES JUNIOR AND CHILDREN’S JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP – JULY 2021

12 APRIL 2021 ACES is preparing for the Children’s and Junior Championship between the 1st and 10th July 2021 in Algiers, Algeria.   We will confirm the exact dates as soon as these become available.  Please see below the link to the ‘Expression of interest’ form, which we require interested National Federations to complete and return before the end of April 2021 to give us some indication of the number of competitors. Final entries will be requested by the end of May 2021.   Please note due to COVID restrictions in 2020, all qualifications are based in those of the National Federations.   … Continued

FAHIMA SEBIANE, FIRST WOMAN TO HEAD AN ALGERIAN SPORTS FEDERATION

10 APRIL 2021 I Fahima Sebiane was elected head of the Algerian Equestrian Federation during the elective general assembly of this body, held on Sunday in Algiers. She is now the first woman in the history of Algerian sport. She succeeds the outgoing president, M’Hamed Zoubir Metidji, as head of the FEA. Fahima Sebiane was the only candidate for the post, since her file was the only one to have received the approval of the candidacy commission. She succeeded in passing the hurdle of the elective general assembly of the Algerian Equestrian Federation (FEA) on Sunday. She was elected with … Continued

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