Riders want to finish with as few faults as possible.
Winter and Summer Olympics are counted as 'different' Olympics even if they occurred in the same year.While these numbers are believed to be correct, it is possible that one or two athletes have been missed, particularly with five-time Olympians.The results from the two tests in the team event also count towards qualification for the individual finals.After the team results are official, there are two final rounds for the individual competition.Austrian sailor Hubert Raudaschl and Latvian shooter Afanasijs Kuzmins (representing Soviet Union until 1988) have each made nine Olympic appearances.
Well over half of six-time Olympians belong to the shooting, equestrian, sailing and fencing disciplines, which are known for allowing athletes more longevity at the elite level.
Approximately a quarter of long-competing athletes are female.
Canoeist Josefa Idem became the first woman to take part in eight Olympics, eventually reaching the final of the K1-500m event at the age of 48.
Eric Lamaze became the first Canadian equestrian to win individual Olympic gold when he defeated Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson in a jump-off.
That came after he had joined with Ian Millar, Jill Henselwood and Mac Cone to win silver in the team event.
They also went to a New York Rangers game and sat a few rows behind the visiting Ottawa Senators bench.