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British royal's dad bids for Olympic design job
Associated Press
2012-11-07 01:25 AM
The International Equestrian Federation has included the father of Olympic silver medalist Zara Phillips on a four-candidate shortlist to design the eventing course for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The governing body says Mark Phillips, the British coach of the United States eventing team, is on the list along with Derek di Grazia of the U.S., Frenchman Pierre Michelet and Ruediger Schwartz of Germany.

Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, won silver in team eventing for Britain at the London Games. Her father, who was Princess Anne's first husband, won team gold at the 1972 Munich Games.

She won individual gold at the 2006 World Equestrian Games when Schwartz designed the eventing course at Aachen, Germany.

Di Grazia, who is based in Carmel Valley, California, worked on the 2010 worlds course in Kentucky.

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