JM Oran 2022 horse riding: Derouaz castigates France and Spain

The commissioner of the Mediterranean Games of Oran, Aziz Darouaz, strongly condemned the false justifications presented by France and Spain to explain their non-participation in the Mediterranean Games in the equestrian competition. Adding that the rumors circulating about the lack of preparation of Oran to organize the Mediterranean event are false.

It was during a press conference organized at Houari Boumediene international airport, this Sunday, May 22, 2022, that the Commissioner of the Mediterranean Games affirmed that the justifications provided by France and Spain are false and unfounded. Derouaz revealed that, for the first time in the history of the Mediterranean Games, Algeria and the organizing committee have covered the travel expenses of participants in equestrian sport. In addition to facilitating the entry of participating horses, in coordination with the Minister of Agriculture. This is a direct entry of horses into their stables at the Equine Sports Center without any disturbance from the port of Oran.

He also specifies that Algeria has also taken it upon itself to organize the movement of horses and athletes from the ports close to the port of Oran over a period of 8 hours instead of 24 hours.

Aziz Derouaz even mentioned attempts by internal and external parties to thwart the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games.

The French show jumping team explains its withdrawal

The French Equestrian Federation (FFE) announced in a press release made public this Thursday, May 19, 2022, that France would ultimately not participate in the Mediterranean Games of Oran (Algeria) 2022.

“After consultation with the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and the federal show jumping staff, the French Equestrian Federation (FFE) has decided to give up the participation of the French team in the Games. Mediterranean cruises from Oran (ALG), scheduled between June 30 and July 3, 2022.
The FFE mobilizes French riders for each international event as soon as it is qualified.

Despite the many steps taken both at the sporting and administrative level, in the same way as other European teams such as Spain or Italy, the guarantees expected could not be provided by the organizer.

In the absence of a specific sports program from the Organizing Committee of the Mediterranean Games of Oran and of a logistical and sanitary system guaranteeing the well-being of the horses, it is with regret that the FFE has taken this decision. Can we read in the press release of the FFE.

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