The course builder for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been announced. The FEI has decided that Spanish Santiago Varela will be responsible for the course of the show-jumpers. Varela was born in Madrid in 1968 and started his career building courses in 1984 at the Club de Campo Madrid. In 1993 he became international course designer. Since 2013 he has been one of the few FEI level 4 designers. Varela is the person responsible for many stages of the Global Champions tour and will be building the course for this year’s FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona.