President of International Olympic Committee Endorses FEI Awards 2012

23 July 2012 – Count Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has given his support to the FEI Awards 2012 as London prepares to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

Count Rogge, who was elected as the eighth President of the IOC in 2001 and re-elected for a new term in 2009, said:

“I am delighted to support the FEI Awards, which, since their creation in 2009, have rewarded some of the most exceptional people in the equestrian world. I encourage you to nominate individuals who give the best of themselves and embrace the Olympic values of Respect, Excellence and Friendship in their work with horses and in their everyday lives.”

The FEI Awards have since their creation in 2009 rewarded 15 individuals in five categories: HSBC Rising Star, Reem Acra Best Athlete, Development, Against All Odds and Best Groom.

Nominations can be made via the dedicated website www.feiawards.org.

Media contact:

Marianne Burkhardt
Corporate Communications Manager
Marianne.burkhardt@fei.org
+41 21 544 10 45
+41 78 750 61 50

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