Dr. Chris Riggs may have the easiest way to explain how Hong Kong will successfully stage the equestrian events at this year's Summer Olympics.
"Enough ice to have a few dry martinis at the end of the day," joked the head of veterinary services for the Olympic equestrian events, when asked about receiving 30 tons of ice shipped to Hong Kong for next month's competition.
Heat is no stranger for Olympic horse and rider: Past competitions in cities such as Athens, Atlanta and Barcelona have been staged in sizzling summer temperatures. But tropical Hong Kong also brings high humidity with the elevated heat. Read full article »