300 Olympic Horses Flown to Rio

Olympic horses flown to Rio
Jon Stroud, FEI

After posing one of the biggest logistical challenges for the Olympic Games, the last of 310 horses arrived in Rio on Sunday for their competitions. The horses were transported on a dozen flights by Emirates SkyCargo. They were flown from cities including London, Miami and New York. Brazil spent millions upgrading the infrastructure at its airport in Rio to prepare for the Games, including adding a ramp to connect horses with trucks that would transport them to the competition area. The Emirates jets are fitted with stalls that give the horses space to move, and the flights each arrived at 11 p.m., when there would be minimal airport congestion. Olympic equestrian events include the dressage, jumping and eventing competitions. — Read it at Bloomberg

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