Yeah, this is a really interesting possibility. It also looks like Sprint WOC will be on even years starting with Italy 2020.
More generally, I think orienteering and other quasi-Olympic sports can use LA 2028 as a marketing tool for our extreme coolness. The obvious context is that OUSA is a recognized sport organization (RSO) within the US Olympic Committee. We have contacts, we know peeps, and hopefully we can take advantage of this moment in sport. I have no specific ideas for how, but I'm happy to chat with our contact at USOC, Alicia McConnell - the director of training sites and community partners on any ideas we come up with.
Also, I think we should arrange for the US Junior and Senior orienteering teams to have a chance to train at the USOC Training Center
- probably the one in Lake Placid, as the terrain near CO Springs is not very technical. Don't quote me yet, but I received vague intel that because we're an RSO, our athletes can use the facilities at the training center for like ~$40/day. Imagine if we had a training camp with a couple days at the USOC to focus on how to train to be an elite athlete, VO2 max tests, a chance to experience the atmosphere, and whatever other resources and perks they have there. The training camp participants could then train at nearby Moreau and Lake George and Albany area, e.g, or go north or south to Ottawa or Harriman.