Episode 85: How Horses Get to the Olympics
We’ve been working on getting into equestrian events and thought, Well, why don’t we start with how horses actually get to the Olympics? In this episode we’re joined by Martin Atock, Managing Director at Peden Bloodstock, the firm that’s been transporting horses to the Olympics since Montreal 1976. Martin tells us the incredible amount of logistical work that’s involved and what it’s like for a horse to fly on an airplane.
This episode is also chock full of fun facts, including Taiwan government ministers making promises of snacks if Taiwan gets 4 golds in Tokyo. We don’t get it either (we obviously missed an earlier story that explains more), but we’d certainly be in line for them if it happens. Alison’s on snack watch!
We also talk legacy — Jill’s got another Olympic swimming pool to put on her list, and we discuss what responsibilities international federations have in ensuring the legacy of Olympic venues.
If you liked this episode, you might also like:
- Episode 30: Moving Rio’s Swimming Pools
- Episode 42: Montreal’s Olympic Legacy
- Episode 49: How to Build an Olympic Village with Yvan Dubois
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