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.
Who in the karaoke quintet won the Park World Tour race in Queen Sirikit Park? Find the right tunes in Made for loving it.
Top six were handed appropriate memories for their success on 22.9.2012 in the Beijing Botanical Gardens. After the race, there were a few hundred eager youngster waiting to get some insights from the international O-stars.
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.
What was the start number of surprise winner Bernt Bjørnsgaard? Learn more about the winning routes in Made for loving it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.