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#Live: One on One with Alex Hua Tian, China's first and only Olympic equestrian. The British-based event rider is the first Chinese to take part in the equestrian sport of the Olympic Games. He was the youngest event rider ever at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and won a silver medal for China at the 2014 Asian Games. Xinhua speaks to Alex Hua Tian in Rio, three days ahead of the opening of the Olympics. #FacebookLive

Germany - Equestrian - Beijing Olympics 2008 - Team Eventing ~ Andreas Dibowski, Ingrid Klimke, Frank Ostholt, Hinrich Romeike, Peter Thomsen

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Amazing story!!! Neville Bardos, an australian thoroughbred was purchased by eventer boyd martin for only $850.00 saving him from the slaughter buyers. brought to the usa in 2007, he placed in many 4* events, including rolex, and was short-listed for the beijing olympics. he was the highest placing american horse at the world equestrian games in 2010. in may 2011, he suffered for 45 minutes in a horrible barn fire until he was again rescued by boyd, who risked his own life, entered th...

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Usain Bolt. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Jamaican sprinter broke the world and Olympic records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter events. He also set a 4×100-meter relay record with the Jamaican team, making him the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu, 70, of Japan qualified for his fourth Olympic games in dressage. If Japan sends him, he will be the oldest competitor in that event, at the age of 71. He was also the eldest at the Beijing games in 2008. He won't be the oldest Olympian ever, that goes to Oscar Swahn of Sweden, who competed in rifle at the age of 72.

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Olympic rings and an Irish Shamrock are displayed on the hindquarters of Louise Lyons' mount Watership Down as they perform their Dressage Test at the Equestrian event held at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue in Sha Tin during Day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)

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Anky Van Grunsven rides her horse Salinero during the dressage individual grand prix freestyle of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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from Reuters

Local residents dance during a rehearsal for a possible upcoming celebration event on Friday afternoon, at a square in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou, which is jointly bidding with the capital Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, July 30, 2015. The bidding committee plans to use many of the buildings that hosted events in 2008 for the indoor ice events in 2022, but the outdoor events present more problems. REUTERS/Jason Lee