Riders Get Their Will: Swedish Chef d’Équipe is Back

When the Swedish Equestrian Federation dismissed chef d’équipe Sylve Söderstrand (he himself didn’t know about this, he thought there were only minor adjustments to his contract left to be discussed) the Swedish show jumpers were outraged. Söderstrand was supposed to stay until Rio. In social networks riders like Rolf-Göran Bengtsson stated they were in favor of Söderstrand staying in his post. Yesterday, the federation announced that Söderstrand is back. The Swedish Olympic Committee and the federation apparently discussed the issue for some time but were able to come to an agreement.