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London Olympics: Equestrian JumpingMore commonly known as "Show Jumping" in the UK, the London 2012 Equestrian Jumping competition takes place over five days from Saturday 4 to Wednesday 8 August at the beautiful World Heritage Site of Greenwich Park. There are a total of five rounds in the Jumping competition, two of which are used to determine the placings in the Team event, while all five contribute to the Individual event. As is the case in all three Equestrian disciplines, both men and women compete against each other on equal terms - making Equestrian unique amongst all other Olympic sports. With a total of 200 athletes competing for six gold medals in all three competitions, Equestrian is one of the most competitive sports during the Summer Games. Held in a purpose-built arena in front of the ornate colonnades of the Old Royal Naval Hospital, the Jumping competition is a real test of skill, speed, power and nerves, with competitors negotiating a short course containing 12 to 14 fences of varied difficulty.

 

About London Olympics: Greenwich Park

Events: Jumping, Dressage and Eventing (Equestrian events), Paralympic Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon (Riding and Combined Event)Transforming the capital's oldest Royal Park into a temporary Olympic venue has not been the smoothest of rides - although Greenwich Park looks to be on course after a successful Test Event in May 2011. More about London Olympics: Greenwich Park

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Olympics Equestrian - Jumping timetable

Date / Time Event name Venue
4th Aug  10:00 - 14:00 Individual Jumping: 1st qualifier London Olympics: Greenwich Park
4th Aug  10:00 - 14:00 Team Jumping: qualifier for round 1 London Olympics: Greenwich Park
5th Aug  11:00 - 14:00 Team Jumping: round 1 London Olympics: Greenwich Park
6th Aug  14:00 - 17:00 Team Jumping: round 2, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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8th Aug  12:00 - 16:00 Individual Jumping: final rounds, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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