London 2012 Olympics: equestrian chief resigns over Locog eventing inspection row

June 22nd, 201210:29 am @


“The public nature of the proceedings is the guarantee of integrity and
for enthusiasts a fascinating and integral part of the competition. If this
decision is irreversible, I do not wish to be even slightly involved as an
official with an organisation that treats the public and indeed the
traditions of our sport in this way, so please replace me as a member of the
ad hoc committee and cancel my accreditation.”

Locog accepted his resignation and say a number of factors prevented the
inspections being public.

A Locog spokeswoman said: “Operationally there were a number of factors
which meant that we were not able to ticket the horse inspection event.

“The horse inspection happens on the day of London’s Olympic Opening
Ceremony and the final day of the Torch Relay so there is a lot of Olympic
activity in the capital and a big demand on police resources and public
transport. An operational decision was taken not to open this to the public
for these reasons.”

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