15 is the number…
Earlier, I mentioned that pure coincidence had left us with 15 boys and 15 girls at this editoin of YOG. Well 15 comes up again, as there are 15 nations competing here for the first time in the equestrian events of the Youth Olmypic Games – and they will be up against 15 nations with 1 summer YOG under their belt.
The 15 newcomers are: Cayman Islands, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Paraguay, Senegal and Sweden.
The 15 oldtimers (well as experienced as you get at a YOG) are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Qatar, South Africa, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.