21.10.2018 marked the beginning and the first race of Beijing O week 2018. Before the race, Tereza Janosikova, Øystein Kvaal Østerbø, and Maxime Rauturier, invited by the locals, tried some tai chi to wake up their muscles.
The map has hardly dried after the thunder and rain that hit Suomenlinna on Helsinki day 12.6.1998. The Finnish fortress island opened its gates for the Park World Tour orienteers – and keen followers on ramparts and cliffs.
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An oasis in central Västerås, Sweden, the Djäkneberget hill drew thousands of people to the Park World Tour on 1.5.1998. At control 12, a memorial stone, the audience got as close as they could to art, history and international sport, with Edgaras Voveris already heading for the next one.
Colin Kolbe became the first ever German PWT winner on 25.10.2018 in Beijing Garden Expo Park, another area covering several orienteering map sheets. Small stairs didn’t bother his map reading too much.
Amidst a week of unique experiences, 42 orienteers climb the Great Wall for a training run. They have introduced their sport to students, journalists and ambassadors in the Chinese capital, heading for the Ming Tombs 15.3.1998. There, they will delight university representatives from all over the land with another race – and a lucky lottery winner with a mobile phone.
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These three words are combined in the Olympic Forest Park of Beijing, which is a huge area covering also several orienteering map sheets. On 26.10.2018 the PWT runners got to experience the hillier part of the park. Anja Arbter punching in one of the controls set in the middle of a steep slope.
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Hundreds of eager students queued up to learn more about a new sport on 14.3.1998. After the first international orienteering race in Beijing, China, Jenni Adams, Odin Tellesbø and the other Park World Tour athletes took the new beginners around the course at Tshinghua University.
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27.10.2018, PWT International Orienteering Park, Linqigu orienteering town in Langfang, China, saw the ending of one highly successful orienteering career as Jonas Leandersson finished his last season of international orienteering (at least to date – he still seems to be in great shape).
The official video from the 2018 Beijing O Week / PWT China tour: