How Do You Fly 300 Olympic Horses to Rio? Business Class, of Course

Before athletes perform stunning physical feats, logistics experts must execute a gold medal ballet to deliver everything they need.

German pentathlete Lena Schoeneborn and her horse Cashew during a media day in Berlin for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Photographer: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa via AP Photo

Some Olympic athletes seem to be super-human, while others aren’t human at all. In Rio de Janeiro this week, more than 300 horses are arriving to compete in games that have provided a globe-spanning challenge for the world’s logistics and freight industries.

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