2006 FEI World Equestrian Games

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2006 FEI World Equestrian Games
2006 FEI WEG logo.jpg
Host city Aachen, Germany
Nations participating 59
Athletes participating 767
Events 16 in 7 disciplines
Opening ceremony August 20, 2006 (2006-08-20)
Closing ceremony September 3, 2006 (2006-09-03)
Website www.aachen2006.de

The 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games were held in Aachen, Germany from August 20 to September 3, 2006. They were the 5th edition of the games which are held every four years and run by the FEI. It was held in the Soers, a district of Aachen. The main stadium of this event was the Hauptstadion.

Host selection[edit]

On September 18, 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the FEI awarded the 2006 Games to Aachen. The only other host city applicant was Lexington, Kentucky, United States[1] (which was later awarded the following edition of the Games in 2010).

Events[edit]

16 events in 7 disciplines were held in Aachen.

Dressage Driving Endurance Eventing Jumping Reining Vaulting
Individual Freestyle Individual Individual Individual Individual Individual Individual Female
Individual Special Individual Male
Team Team Team Team Team Team Team

Participating nations[edit]

Deutsche Post issued a stamp in recognition of the 2006 Games.
Main Stadium, Mercedes-Benz-Prize, Aachen, Germany

59 National Equestrian Federations sent athletes to the Aachen games.

Medal count[edit]

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany Germany 6 1 5 12
2 United States United States 2 4 3 9
3 Netherlands Netherlands 2 3 1 6
4 Belgium Belgium 2 1 3
5 France France 1 1 1 3
6 Canada Canada 1 1 2
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 1 2
8 Spain Spain 1 1
9 Australia Australia 1 1 2
Austria Austria 1 1 2
Denmark Denmark 1 1 2
12 Switzerland Switzerland 1 1
13 Italy Italy 1 1
Portugal Portugal 1 1
Slovakia Slovakia 1 1

Note: Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The television broadcasting rights to the 2006 Games were held by the following networks:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein awarded with the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006". Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein. 2002-09-18. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Broadcast Information". The Virtual Equestrian. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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