Save the next dance for us

Accompanied by Swedish cover band De Sotos, Jenny Johansson joined organiser Varoros Paribatra on the dance floor in Bangkok, Thailand, 20.10.2001. Gabor Domonyik, Tore Sandvik, Brigitte Grüniger, Jonas Pilblad and Mikhail Mamleev grabbed the microphones themselves.

Photos: Anders Vestergård

Who in the karaoke quintet won the Park World Tour race in Queen Sirikit Park? Find the right tunes in Made for loving it.

Bernt’s big jump

Holmenkollen’s Olympic stadium and terrain challenged the Park World Tour orienteers in Oslo, Norway, 24.6.2001. Lots of climbing, both in the forest and in the stairs around the ski jump, offered decisive routechoices.

Photo: Thommy Nyhlén

What was the start number of surprise winner Bernt Bjørnsgaard? Learn more about the winning routes in Made for loving it.

Faster than James Bond

James Bond would have had a hard time keeping up with Helena Jansson and Thierry Gueorgiou in these winding alleys of Matera, the legend among legendary sprint terrains.

Can you fit the photo on a map? Which route choices would you have opted for? Get Made for Loving it and delve into the magical Matera.

Long way to North-East

It was a long train ride from Beijing to Changchun for the PWT athletes to reach the race venues on 19.10.2013, which saw a double sprint day with a prologue and a final. Mårten Boström, Tuomas Kari, and a hiding third person took some rest on the way. Mårten ending up winning the prologue.

The final took place in a vast Sculpture Park. Here Scott Fraser approaching the last controls.

How many sculptures where there on the map? Check the answer in Made for Loving it.

Just like home

In local dresses, Reeta Kolkkala got to celebrate her second overall triumph and Yuri Omeltchenko danced for his first at the Park World Tour in Kunming, China, 31.10.2000.

Photo: Anders Vestergård

Why did Reeta praise the final race and the organisers? Navigate yourself to good answers in the PWT anniversary book Made for loving it.

All in place

20.10.2013 Changchun, China, saw a foggy race day, which later postponed the group’s flight to Beijing and stranded the athletes along with several thousand other people to Changchun airport. Before the race, Robert Merl, 10th among the men’s race that day, made sure everyone was in place for the opening ceremony.

Photos and the map from this extremely fast terrain in Made for loving it.

A great beginning

In the last days, the first World Orienteering Day hit Mauritius for the very first time. 

Many events were organized all over the country and hundreds of teachers and students were involved. 

This success was made possible thanks to the great work of the new-born Mauritius Orienteering Federation, spreading the knowledge of Orienteering through a webinar held earlier this year, aimed to prepare dozens of Physical Educators to introduce Orienteering sport in their classes. 

After this initial webinar of 10 lessons prepared by Park World Tour Academy in cooperation with IOF, a second webinar, prepared for a selected group of teachers, deepened the topic of map making. 

Last week, when the schools were still on holiday, the Physical Educators gathered and trained together at the Quartier Militaire SSS (Girls). 

During this week, with the resumption of the studies, the same PEs tested their students with orienteering activities. In the pictures and in the videos you can see the enthusiastic participation of many young orienteering beginners!

The cooperation between IOF, Mauritius Orienteering Federation and Park World Tour Academy intends first to develop orienteering in this beautiful country, and then to organize an International Orienteering event as soon as the Covid situation will allow it. 
Therefore, a first visit of IOF and Park World Tour Academy delegates is planned for the early October. 
During this visit, the PEs participating to the webinar will be trained in practice; another live seminar (including theory and practice) will be held for interested Mauritians, draft of maps will be finalized so the local schools could organize Orienteering events, surveys will be done to find the most suitable places for a future international Orienteering event, including map making according to IOF standards. 

Filling the stadium

In front of crowded grand-stands, Grant Bluett sprinted in for a Park World Tour win at Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai, China 28.10.2000. Brigitte Grüniger, Lucie Böhm, Sarah Rollins and Eva Juřeníková took over as cheerleaders on a lap of honour in a thrilling atmosphere.

Photo: Anders Vestergård
Photo: Thommy Nyhlén

How many controls were set inside the stadium – and how many in the challenging park around it? Enjoy them all in Made for loving it.