Second Hearing Held in Norwegian Rider's Olympic Case

A second hearing in the prohibited substance case involving the horse Camiro, ridden at the 2008 Olympic Games by Tony Andre Hansen of Norway, took place Nov. 8.

The panel of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal heard testimonies from expert witnesses and received additional submissions from the legal teams of both parties. It will now consider this further evidence.

According to an earlier FEI statement, the parties involved in this case requested extra time during the first hearing, which was held Sept. 26, in order to collect additional witness statements and additional submissions and briefs. The Tribunal at that time anticipated the decision would be issued soon after the second hearing.

Hansen and Camiro were members of the bronze-medal-winning Norwegian show jumping team. The pair was ranked in first place coming into the individual finals, but was suspended just prior to the final due to a positive test for capsaicin.

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