Equestrian Olympic Coverage0
Once again, the media coverage of the equestrian events during the Olympic games is seriously lacking. Even though CBC has promised “wall-to-wall” coverage, once again, the equestrian events get the shaft, with only the showjumping finals getting any tv coverage – Wednesday August 17 at 9am EST, the showjumping finals will air live on Sportsnet and streamed on cbc.ca/Olympics.
Even though the Americans get much more coverage than we do, the equestrian events, in general, get much less air time than the other Olympic sports.
The FEI has launched an online campaign to help fans show their support for the equestrian events at the Olympics, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be monitoring all media coverage. The popularity of certain sports will determine their future at the Olympics. Every time you talk about the equestrian events at the Olympics, use the hashtags #JoinTheJourney #TwoHearts #equestrian
Let’s show them that the equestrian events do have a fan base (an awesome one at that!) and that these events deserve more coverage!