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Stockholm's Olympic Stadium announced as venue for Swedish LGCT-leg in 2019

Monday, 09 July 2018
Longines Global Champions Tour 2018

Stockholm's historic Olympic Stadium has been announced as the venue when the city joins the international calendar of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL in 2019.

From June 13th to 16th 2019, the Longines Global Champions Tour will arrive at the Olympic Stadium which has a strong heritage in equestrian sport dating back over 100 years – including the Olympic Games in 1912 and 1956 and the World Equestrian Games in the summer of 1990.

Stockholm, Sweden now takes its place on the LGCT global circuit for five years joining a powerful list of cites including London, by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Berlin, Shanghai, Doha, Madrid, Rome as well as stunning events in Miami Beach and at Monaco’s famous yacht harbour.

The event is organised in close co-operation with the city of Stockholm meeting the city’s goal to be an attractive destination for a wide range of top-level events.

"Our goal is to attract global events to Stockholm. There is a huge interest within the horse community, which makes it very exciting to present Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL; both for the citizens in Stockholm and also to attract an International audience," said Karin Wanngård (S), Financial City Commissioner, The City of Stockholm.

"Stockholm Olympic Stadium is an impressive backdrop and is an important historical setting and has shown over the years that it is the best location for big events," said Johan Pagerup, CEO, Sport & Evenemang and head organizer.

Alongside the main competitions of LGCT and GCL, which attracts the world’s best riders and horses, the concept of Stockholm Horse Week will be launched with a focus is to inspire, broaden and create a celebration with the people around equestrian sport. Starting next year, an international dressage competition will be held as well as an international youth competition in dressage and showjumping.

"One of our most important goals with Stockholm Horse Week is to create a platform and to offer a range of competitions to show the diversity of equestrian sport," said Sara Johansson, Head of competitions.

 


Source: Press release from Longines Global Champions Tour // Picture © Longines Global Champions Tour

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