Karen Stives

Karen Elizabeth Stives (November 3, 1950 – August 14, 2015) was an American eventing competitor and Olympic champion.[1][2]

Karen Stives
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Los Angeles Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Individual eventing


Stives qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but did not compete due to the U.S. Olympic Committee's boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia. She was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal instead.[3] At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Stives anchored the United States team that received a gold medal in Team eventing, and also an individual silver medal.[2][4]


  1. ^ "USET benefactor, equestrian, Karen Stives passes away". NJ.com. August 17, 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Karen Stives". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
  4. ^ "1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Equestrian" Archived 2008-08-27 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 28, 2008)

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