The prospect of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games has inspired the French Polo Federation (FFP) and the Chantilly Polo Club to put together a Polo Nations Cup from 8 – 18 June 2023. The 12 goal tournament will see teams representing a nation, a region or a state selected by their federations with a maximum of two foreign players per team, pitted against one another. The Nations Cup is already a popular team format in Olympic disciplines such as show jumping, dressage and eventing and it is hoped The Polo Nations Cup will pave the way for the sport to return to the Olympic Games, after it was dropped from the programme after the 1936 Olympics.
Photograph: The Polo Nations Cup will take place in June 2023.
By Justine Jacquemot