Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help
Last Updated: Saturday, 8 January, 2005, 13:02 GMT
Germany to lose showjumping gold
Ludger Beerbaum on Goldrush
Germany will be stripped of the Olympic team showjumping gold medal following the disqualification of Goldfever and rider Ludger Beerbaum for doping.

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) confirmed its decision, which means that the USA take gold, with Sweden in second and Germany third.

"The judicial committee has agreed that Goldfever must be disqualified," said an FEI statement.

Germany also lost team gold in eventing after a Great Britain appeal.

It emerged that ointment containing the banned substance Betamethasone was used to treat Goldfever's eczema before the Athens Games.

And although independent vets said there would have been no impact on the horse's performance, the FEI opted to apply the rules of strict liability.

Links to more Equestrian stories


Germany surrender golds
14 Sep 04 |  Other Sport
GB given gold after appeal
21 Aug 04 |  Equestrian

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability Sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other Sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport