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D-S

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Depressing to see the news re possible removal of the silver medal in the men’s 4x100m relay. It should have been a golf which would have made this a much bigger story.
I haven’t heard of other medal changes due to drugs infractions - have there been many?
The reporting of the Olympics and its feelgood stories drops off a cliff the moment the closing ceremony finishes.
 

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I was watching it yesteday... It may be a class thing. But i had no clue what i should be looking for. All the horses were majestic. not a clue what was a piaffe or a passage.
I think one of them is going diagonally (?) from one side to the other, the other one is doing a 360 turn.
Not sure if they require a certain fancy step or not.
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It’s on a lot in German TV as they used to get most of the medals.

The only horse thing I like is the cross country but in the 3 event discipline.
And horse racing. Fastest wins, easy to see.
FWIW, as Olympics have been over for some time...
Passage is a collected ('controlled') trot with obvious elevation of 'knees'. There are probably better/proper definitions available.
Piaffe is as per Passage, but there's (virtually) no forward movement. The 360 Turn (Pirouette) is a distinct move, but can be (and is at Olympic Dressage level) done in Piaffe.
The diagonal move is Half-pass.
 
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