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curlykarot
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:18 AM
Thread for Olympic Blog Listings. Its so helpful to have them all in one place. Please list those you know of!

EVENTING:
Becky Holder - www.holdereventteam.com (http://www.holdereventteam.com)
Max Corcoran for OCT - http://special.equisearch.com/blog/maxcorcoran/ (http://special.equisearch.com/blog/maxcorcoran/)
Greg Tryon for Team Tryon - http://teamtryon.blogspot.com/ (http://teamtryon.blogspot.com/)
Phillip Dutton - http://phillipdutton.com/cms/ (http://phillipdutton.com/cms/)

CANADIAN
Kerri McGregor. She's the Assistant Team Manager to Mike Gallagher for the entire Canadian contingent http://kerrimcgregor.wordpress.com/ (http://kerrimcgregor.wordpress.com/)

GENERAL
Brian O'Connor is the announcer of the equestrian events - http://special.equisearch.com/blog/brianoconnor/ (http://special.equisearch.com/blog/brianoconnor/)

SHOW JUMPING
Beezie Madden - http://teamusa.usatoday.com/bmadden/ (http://teamusa.usatoday.com/bmadden/)

DRESSAGE
Debbie McDonald- http://special.equisearch.com/blog/debbiemcdonald/[/FONT]"] ("http://special.equisearch.com/blog/debbiemcdonald[/SIZE)

Moderator 1
Aug. 1, 2008, 11:58 AM
Follow The Olympic Action For Free!!!

Can’t get to Hong Kong to watch the U.S. eventing, dressage and show jumping teams compete? Have no fear—the Chronicle’s Beth Rasin and Molly Sorge are going and will bring you all the action FREE of charge on www.chronofhorse.com (http://www.chronofhorse.com/).

That’s right, Beth and Molly will be reporting with stories, photos, a virtual course walk of the cross-country course and blogs each day from Hong Kong, from the moment the eventers start dressage on Aug. 9 until the individual show jumping medals are awarded on Aug. 21. They’ll bring you the stories behind the results and up-to-the-moment news of all the action.

And it’s all available to everyone free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors, Cosequin ASU, Broadstone Equine Insurance Agency and Taylor Harris Insurance Services Ltd.

Chief2
Aug. 1, 2008, 02:19 PM
Thank you to CoTH and all of the sponsors!

CookiePony
Aug. 1, 2008, 07:40 PM
COTH has blogs for Eventing (http://www.chronofhorse.com/index.php?cat=1212907081247892)

War Admiral
Aug. 1, 2008, 09:51 PM
Here are some more blogs I found this evening:

USEF:
Brian Soseby's blog: http://www.usef.org/TeamUSA/Blog1.aspx
Joanie Morris' blog (nothing there yet!): http://www.usef.org/TeamUSA/Blog2.aspx

GBR:

Mary King (eventing), Tim Stockdale (showjumping), and Jane Gregory (dressage) all blog here (http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/olympics/7285/263784.html) for Horse and Hound.

And Team GBR Equestrian leader Will Connell provides interesting behind-the-scenes stuff here on the Team GBR website (http://www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk/news-detail.php?id=124).

Peggy
Aug. 2, 2008, 01:24 AM
Canada - Mike Gallagher's daily blog (http://www.ewbnewswire.com/feed/wired/mikesblog/)

War Admiral
Aug. 2, 2008, 07:37 AM
Canada - Mike Gallagher's daily blog (http://www.ewbnewswire.com/feed/wired/mikesblog/)

Interesting remark from him about the IOC "getting tough on daily journals/blogs"... Wonder what's up with that... :confused:

Romany
Aug. 2, 2008, 09:22 AM
Interesting remark from him about the IOC "getting tough on daily journals/blogs"... Wonder what's up with that... :confused:


Kerri McGregor ( http://kerrimcgregor.wordpress.com/ ) is saying much the same thing...I'd got the impression that it was the Chinese instigating the censorship....I think I also heard mention of it in the news; that many Olympic bloggers are getting PO'd with the censorship, so the Chinese (IOC?) are relaxing the rules *slightly.*

War Admiral
Aug. 2, 2008, 09:37 AM
Well, doesn't THAT just blow. :(

Kerri McGregor's blog is awesome though, great pics!!! :yes:

canyonoak
Aug. 2, 2008, 07:30 PM
The IOC is not worried so much WHAT people write/blog as WHEN they make it public.

Same as it was since Sydney Olympics.

Lots of media have paid LOTS of money to cover the events, and IOC is trying to keep to a minimum the number of private persons with computer/blackberry/iPhone who let (cough cough) their friends know the scores and so on BEFORE the paying media personnel.

ALl that has really changed since Sydney is the incredible amount of techno-gadgets we all have with which to communicate.

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WHAT people write/can't write...that is the province more of the BOCOG and their buddies in Hong Kong.

canyonoak
Aug. 2, 2008, 07:31 PM
www.horsehero.com

also has lots of interesting Olympic coverage-- videos, interviews, etc etc.

lep
Aug. 4, 2008, 03:22 PM
http://www.mileseventing.com/GinasJournalOlympics!/FLASH%20FILES/index.html

Regal Grace
Aug. 5, 2008, 08:58 AM
http://www.sharonhunteventing.com/diary.htm

Painted Wings
Aug. 5, 2008, 11:14 PM
I leave Thursday morning. I decided to start my own blog. You know, from a SMURFS point of view. I'll try to post every day, we'll see how it goes, there are some long days scheduled.

Blog post link:
http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1971868%3ABlogPost%3A93304&xgs=1

I'm EBO
Aug. 6, 2008, 05:35 PM
I'm not even a spectator, but I'm so appreciative of COTH for making this available to us.

I'm getting excited! And I haven't been in the least.

Good for the Chinese regarding the stabling and the care they've set up for the equestrian teams.

TuxWink
Aug. 7, 2008, 12:19 PM
and also have a blog! I will be attending the eventing competitions, but I am a total outsider...don't expect me to know the horses' barn names, or who the grooms are, etc.

So far it is more of a personal photo gallery / anecdotal look at things, but I will try to update with competition observations as well:

http://amyswantonmills.blogspot.com/

Regal Grace
Aug. 7, 2008, 03:43 PM
http://cs.thehorse.com/blogs/equestrian-olympics/

linquest
Aug. 7, 2008, 04:25 PM
and also have a blog! I will be attending the eventing competitions, but I am a total outsider...don't expect me to know the horses' barn names, or who the grooms are, etc.

So far it is more of a personal photo gallery / anecdotal look at things, but I will try to update with competition observations as well:

http://amyswantonmills.blogspot.com/

Cool! Now I am craving some peking duck and dim sum. I thought your comment about the dim sum was hilarious. Keep in mind that LA does have the best dim sum in North America because of all the HK immigrants there, so that's prolly why it's so similar there :lol:

Man, I so wish I was there!

Regal Grace
Aug. 7, 2008, 09:47 PM
http://www.holdereventteam.com/news.php

and pictures too : )

Regal Grace
Aug. 8, 2008, 11:57 AM
http://special.equisearch.com/blog/worldrides/

kytter
Aug. 15, 2008, 09:04 AM
New one from John Madden: http://special.equisearch.com/blog/johnmadden

linquest
Aug. 16, 2008, 12:26 AM
This is great- Samantha Lam, the showjumper on the Hong Kong Team, has a blog.
http://samanthalam.blogspot.com/

Siswai
Aug. 20, 2008, 10:47 PM
Here is a really great blog of the Olympics by a BNT (I think, she has some credentials - someone can fill in here?)

http://gaitpost-karen-robinson.blogspot.com

MaryG reader
Aug. 23, 2008, 09:57 PM
Here is a really great blog of the Olympics by a BNT (I think, she has some credentials - someone can fill in here?)

http://gaitpost-karen-robinson.blogspot.com

I read this one and I found it odd that she bragged about just having written her first newspaper article. But earlier in the blog she slammed the Canadian riders for not giving her interviews. If she just starting out to write for newspapers why would she not just work harder to get them to respect her instead of writing negatives things about them on this blog?

I also found some of the content to be insulting to her hosts and some of the humour in poor taste. I thought the Beijing organizers had pretty strict rules about what accredited people could say on their blogs. This one wouldn't seem to fit within those rules.

As far as the Canadians she slammed, I'm not defending them. Especially one of them can be a *bleep* *bleep*, but I think if she is an aspiring journalist she picked the wrong way to get her interviews in future.

Equa
Aug. 25, 2008, 12:22 AM
I should have added this one earlier - it is really personal and fun to read

http://www.meganjoneseventingteam.com/