The London Olympics kicked off this week and living in London we have, of course, been looking very much forward to this event – a great showcase for the city and for Great Britain.
But when looking through the many Olympic disciplines one is conspicuous by its non-appearance; we are, of course, talking about the wonderful game of Polo! Having been excluded since The Games in Berlin in 1936, where Argentina went on to win 11-0 against England in the deciding game, no polo match has ever taken place as part of the Olympics – but this might all be about to change.
Jodie Kidd, the ambassador for MINT Polo in the Park, is campaigning to get polo back in the Olympic programme. Earlier this year, as the teams were drawn for the MINT competition, the former model and polo player was making a great effort to gain awareness of the fact that polo is still not an Olympic sport.
We wish her the very best of luck! Shame that there is no Polo on the Olympic programme in London but maybe there is an opportunity for 2016 in Brazil where golf and rugby are already set to return.