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Articles by Jennifer

Where’s the Good Stuff?

A number of people have posted or e-mailed to ask where they can find 2008 Olympic equestrian souvenirs. Many of us here in Hong Kong are asking the same question. The Beijing Olympics organizers have done a stand-up job on...

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Stormy Weather

It’s midday on August 21 here in Hong Kong, and we’re under what’s known as a “T1” warning — that’s T as in typhoon. A typhoon is a tropical cyclone, which when it makes landfall brings...

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Dressage Medals Controversy

Olympic dressage competition joins the ranks of ice dancing with accusations of nationalism in judging. In the Grand Prix Freestyle, held last night, Germany’s Isabell Werth earned a score of 78.100 percent to win the...

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A Golden Moment

I can’t count the number of Olympic medal ceremonies I’ve watched on TV over the years. I even got to see one in person when I attended the 1996 Atlanta Games and saw Germany’s Isabell Werth on Gigolo win the...

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Coverage Update

I see that a couple of blog readers have wondered about the competition schedule and how to access live coverage. As I write this, the morning of August 16 in Hong Kong, team dressage has ended and individual competition begins...

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The Culture Club

The morning’s roundup of sights and observations at and around the 2008 Olympic equestrian events: The transport system. Inter-venue shuttle buses are segregated by accreditation type, meaning that thou shalt not share a...

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The International Language

Here at the 2008 Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, it’s not love; it’s commerce — or, more accurately, bartering. Pin trading, long a popular Olympic pastime, is alive and well here. People stud their...

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Champions Are Horse Lovers, Too

At the Olympic level, riders usually have access to many horses and may have their names linked to a number of equine partners during their competitive careers. It’s perhaps easy to get the impression that, to a top rider,...

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