FEI Appoints Communications Director

Richard Johnson (GBR) has been appointed to the new position of FEI Director of Communications following an extensive and open international search. Richard, who is currently Head of Media of The Childrenââ?¬â?¢s Society, will join the FEI on 1 September. The Childrenââ?¬â?¢s Society is a leading charity dedicated to the care of young people and […]

Hong Kong Update from the FEI

Transport There will be buses every 30 minutes from your hotel to the media centre and vice versa.  These will operate 24 hours a day on competition days and between 05.30 and midnight on non-competition days.  It is a very short ride. Internet The speed is confirmed as 54mbs for WiFi and 100 Mbs for […]

Validation for Accredited Equestrian Journalists

Accredited media representatives with Olympic Identity Accreditation Cards (OIAC) for covering the Equestrian Events at the Sha Tin and Beas River venues should validate their permits at the Accreditation Centres. A spokesman for the Equestrian Company today (July 16) reminded media representatives that the OIAC did not permit access to any Olympic venue until it […]

Photographers Report, Hong Kong Equestrian Olympics 2008

      David Porter, Photo Manager. An Australian, Porter worked as a photographer on the Sydney Morning Herald for over 20 years and was closely involved in the 2000 Olympics.       Mark Pinkstone, Head of Media Services. Also an Australian, Pinkstone is a long term Hong Kong resident and has worked for […]

Olympic Internet Order Form

Those of you who are interested in booking internet services before arriving in Hong Kong might make use of the attached form. Please note the end of the pre-order on July 31, 2008. Click here for the Olympic Internet Order Form Please e-mail the form to ratecardhk@equestrian2008.org or fax to +852 2947 7209. Should any […]

Olympic Media Contacts

  Photo Manager – David Porter –  davidporter@equestrian2008.org; Mobile +852 6738 9345.   Press Venue Supervisor – Anja Krabbe – anjakrabbe@equestrian2008.org  

Olympic Wireless Service

Wireless internet service will be available at all media areas – including the FOP, tribunes etc, in Sha Tin and in the media workroom at Beas River. The charge will be the same as in the Media Centre in Beijing, i.e RMB2,600, which is roughly EUR 250.  Just to emphasise this point, it is the […]

Tips for Olympic Media

The Equestrian Company has launched a new section called Tips for Olympic Media for the events’ website: www.equestrian2008.org/eng/media_tips_olympic_welcome.aspx It’s available in English for now. For any further enquiry, you may wish to contact the Equestrian Company’s media team. The team’s contact information is available at: www.equestrian2008.org/eng/media_interview.aspx.  

Report on the Preparations for the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong

A group of equestrian journalists visited the Olympic venues in Hong Kong in November to meet the organizers and see first hand how preparations for the Games were progressing. This was the second group to visit this year – the first group went in March – and the first Olympic Games to offer a preview […]

Withdrawal of Swiss Dressage Team from Olympic Equestrian Events in Hong Kong

In response to media enquiries for Club comments on the withdrawal of the Swiss dressage team from this year’s Olympic Equestrian Events, a Hong Kong Jockey Club spokesperson has the following response: In consultation with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and internationally renowned experts, The Jockey Club took the Hong Kong climate into consideration when […]