Paralympic Riders, Horses Clean of Prohibited Substances

Para-Equestrian at the London 2012 Paralympic Games has continued the clean-sport success of the London 2012 Olympic Games with the news that all human and equine samples taken during the Para-Equestrian competitions at Greenwich Park have tested negative for prohibited substances.   

"All human and equine samples taken during the Paralympic Equestrian events in Greenwich Park have been confirmed negative," said Ingmar de Vos, Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Secretary General. "This is an extremely proud day for the FEI and the international equestrian community--equestrian sport has been clean at both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."
In 2006, the FEI became one of the first international federations to govern and regulate a sport for para-athletes when para-equestrian dressage joined the ranks of the FEI’s seven disciplines. All equine athletes competing in the Paralympic Games are now tested according to the FEI’s equine anti-doping rules.
Para-equestrian dressage, the only equestrian discipline included in the Paralympic Games, has been a regular fixture on the Paralympic event schedule since Atlanta 1996.
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