TIL Ian Millar AKA “Captain Canada” appeared in the most Olympics (10) 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He has the most Olympic appearances on record over a 40 year period. He officially retired in 2019.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Millar

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  1. Appearing in 10 Olympics in the only sport where you don’t have to be an athlete is maybe a little disingenuous. I’m sure he was in good physical health and all that but any “sport” where a 60+ year old can compete on essentially equal footing with someone in their 20s has shall we say, other factors involved.

    I notice they’ve added a bunch of new sports to the Olympics (some better than others) so maybe we can finally get rid of this stupid ass one. It’s like having somebody from Sea World in the 80s goof off on a dolphin and handing them an Olympic medal. While I’m sure these horses are very well taken care of, it’s still stupid and exploitative to make them jump over stuff for our amusement, not to mention insulting to make them do it and then give the human who rode it a medal. Without doubt it is a very hard skill to master, but so is juggling chainsaws and there’s no medal for that, either.

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