Equestrian Venues Proposed for 2024 (Maybe 2028, Too) Olympic Games–Versailles

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June 13, 2017

The decision by the International Olympic Committee to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games in September has led to both final candidate cities of Los Angeles and Paris to include equestrian venues in their proposals, raising the possibility that horse sports will remain in the Olympics until at least 2028.

The IOC confirmed last weeks that equestrian events of of dressage, eventing and jumping will be on the schedule for 2024, 112 years since first appearing at the Games, but has not yet decided the sports lineup for 2028.

Paris is widely reported to have the momentum to be awarded the Games for 2024 following Tokyo in 2020.

Los Angeles has not closed the door to 2028 if it misses out on its preferred choice of 2024.

The two venues represent different worlds.

The splendid Palace of Versailles was built more than three centuries ago, an attraction that could be bigger than “beach” volleyball beside the Eiffel Tower?