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Lamaze and Hickstead Jump to Gold

Lamaze and Hickstead Jump to Gold

August 21, 2008: Equestrian Eric Lamaze, riding Hickstead, wins gold in the individual jumping event at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing. It is Canada’s second ever Olympic gold in equestrian, coming 40 years after the first. It is also one of just two Olympic medals Canadian equestrians have won in individual events, 32 years after the last.

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History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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