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Record 10th Olympics for Ian Millar

Posted: Friday, July 6, 2012 | 11:15 AM

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Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., meets the media Thursday at Spruce Meadows. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press) Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., meets the media Thursday at Spruce Meadows. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

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Show jumping legend Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., will ride into the history books at London as the first Olympic athlete to compete in 10 Games.

Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., was named to the Canadian equestrian team headed to London, marking his 11th Olympic Games selection. Millar is tied with Austrian sailor Hubert Rausdaschl with nine actual appearances and, at London, will ride into the history books as the first Olympic athlete to compete in 10 Games.

"It's a great thrill to be doing this for the 10th time," Millar said. "When you start off with these things ... I never had a grand plan.

"It was just the journey -- it's all about the journey -- because the destination is at best very uncertain. Over the 44 years, a lot of horse partners and people partners involved and the experience and education that has come from that has been totally invaluable."

IAN MILLAR'S OLYMPIC RECORD

  • 1972 Munich (Shoeman)
  • 1976 Montreal (Countdown)
  • 1980 Rotterdam (Brother Sam)*
  • 1984 Los Angeles (Big Ben)
  • 1988 Seoul (Big Ben)
  • 1992 Barcelona (Big Ben)
  • 1996 Atlanta (Play It Again)
  • 2000 Sydney (Dorincord)
  • 2004 Athens (Promise Me)
  • 2008 Beijing (In Style)
  • 2012 London (Star Power)

*Alternate Olympics

Millar, nicknamed Captain Canada, is also being considered for the role of Canada's flag bearer for the the opening ceremonies, to be announced July 12.

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