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Discussion: World Games

in: Orienteering; General

Jul 19, 2017 10:32 PM # 

Jul 20, 2017 5:50 PM # 
Thanks for the typo note. Subconsciously I guess I can't believe it's late July already. My brain is still back in June.
Jul 20, 2017 6:31 PM # 
Is this the first time Canada has competed in orienteering at the World Games?
Jul 20, 2017 7:32 PM # 
Nope, not the first time. Canada was there 8 years ago: Mike Smith and Sarah Brandreth in Chinese Taipei.
Jul 25, 2017 7:22 PM # 
Results from the Sprint:


ToriO: 35

Damian K: 28
Will C: 37
Jul 25, 2017 7:41 PM # 
The World Games is happening right now in Poland! Follow the orienteering coverage at The sprint happened earlier today, but you can rewatch the TV and GPS coverage. The North American athletes in the competition are Emily Kemp, Tori Owen, Damien Konotopetz, and Will Critchley. Go Canada!
Jul 26, 2017 6:28 PM # 
An orienteer was Athlete of the Day. Yay!
Jul 27, 2017 5:23 AM # 
Why no Americans?
Jul 27, 2017 5:28 AM # 
America runs their own World Series events. They do not partake in other ones.
Jul 27, 2017 5:34 AM # 
jennycas:'s for the same reason as no Australians.

Only the 'top' nation in the Oceania and North American regions gets to send a team (I think this is as per IOF rules & based on past WOC results?).
Jul 27, 2017 6:28 AM # 
There may be some advantages in being top nation in a tiny region, but some of them are ridiculously small. Perhaps there are APers who can tell us how "region" is defined.
Jul 27, 2017 7:22 AM # 
Regions are defined by the IOC. Both Oceania and North America consist of two big countries (in the sporting sense) and a lot of smaller ones, but none of the smaller ones have a large orienteering presence.
Jul 27, 2017 7:39 AM # 
Exciting sprint relay coverage ongoing!
Jul 27, 2017 7:54 AM # 
I thought the Oceania entry was limited to two families as well...
Jul 27, 2017 10:54 AM # 
North and south island?

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