The current security measures for the Olympic Equestrian Events are appropriate, Chief Executive Donald Tsang says, adding Police will continue to review the situation and will enhance the arrangements if necessary.

During his visit to the equestrian venues this afternoon, Mr Tsang said the security arrangements for the events are stringent and in line with the Olympic Games’ standard.

A balance is needed between ensuring the games’ safety and minimising the inconvenience caused to spectators, he added.

When asked whether Hong Kong’s hot weather will affect athletes’ and horses’ performance, Mr Tsang said Athens – which hosted the last Olympic Games – also has a hot summer.

He said athletes must prepare for different situations because competitions involve many unexpected factors.

Source: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department

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